Mr. Noam BEDEIN Director of the Sderot Media Center POB 472
Sderot 80100 [email protected]

13 July 2009

Dear Mr. BEDEIN,

The Members of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict would like to express their gratitude for your participation in the Public Hearings held in Geneva on 6-7 July 2009. The proceedings of the Public Hearings are now available on a specially webcast link on the OHCHR Fact Finding Mission webpage. The URL to the webcast is:

Your willingness to share your expert knowledge of the situation contributed to deepening the understanding of the Mission and the public of the impact and the consequences of the conflict on people’s life. No written account could have by itself conveyed the human dimension of the conflict the way you have done with your voice and words.

The Mission is aware of the personal concerns and difficulties that some of those who chose to appear at the Public Hearings may have faced and would like to offer its most sincere thanks.

Your testimony is an essential part of the Mission’s fact finding activities and of its efforts to establish the truth and to shed light on all allegations of violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law it is investigating.

The Mission is very grateful for your time and your frank expression of views.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Goldstone
Head of the United Nations
Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict


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