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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Iran opens international Palestine summit

An international conference in support of Palestinians, which is to focus on Israeli war crimes in Gaza, has begun in the Iranian capital.

Bringing together legal experts from the world's leading rights groups, the conference started work in Tehran on Wednesday morning.

The two-day event is expected to focus on war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out by Israel during its three-week military campaign in the Gaza Strip (December, 2008 to January, 2009).

Palestine: Manifestation of Resistance, Gaza: Victim of Crimes welcomes representatives from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross, UNICEF and the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The participants include senior officials from the main Palestinian groups, such as Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad.

Legal experts, politicians and religious figures who have come together for the conference will discuss ways to bring Israel's top political and military leaders to trial over the atrocities committed in Gaza. More