U.N. Gaza war inquiry to pursue work despite resignation

February 3, 2015 12:34 PM

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U.N. Gaza war inquiry to pursue work despite resignation

JERUSALEM/GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations inquiry into possible war crimes in the Gaza conflict will produce its report on time next month despite the resignation of its chairman, officials said on Tuesday, brushing aside a demand from Israel's prime minister to shelve it.

Canadian academic William Schabas, the head of a U.N. inquiry into last summer's war between Israel and Gaza, said on Monday he would resign after Israeli allegations of bias due to consultancy work he did for the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

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