There is not yet enough evidence to say whether Israel and the Palestinians are complying with U.N. demands to probe the Gaza conflict, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a report, stressing that submissions by both parties remained incomplete. He said a ruling was not possible as Israel’s investigations was ongoing and the Palestinians only began recently. They were asked to respond by Feb. 5 to last year’s Goldstone report, which accused Israel and Hamas of war crimes. “No determination can be made on the implementation of the (UN) resolution by the parties concerned,” Ban said in a report to the U.N. General Assembly, which has demanded that both Israel and Hamas launch independent investigations into their conduct during the 22-day Israeli operation which began in December 2008. (BBC)

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