Israel to Cooperate With U.N. Gaza War Inquiry

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -

Israel said Thursday it would cooperate with a U.N. investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities during last summer’s war and the use of U.N. sites by Palestinian terrorists to store weapons.

Last week, Israel announced it would not cooperate with a U.N. Human Rights Council investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the conflict, saying its findings were predetermined and accusing its chairman, Canadian academic William Schabas, of anti-Israel bias.

Foreign ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said that unlike that probe, the inquiry established by U.N. Secretary-Gneral Ban Ki-moon was “an authentic investigation with potential for us to improve our performance in the course of conflict and learn from our mistakes.”