The U.N. investigation is not going to make the world a better place. It is not going to make another war between Israel and Hamas less likely. In fact, if Hamas is happy with the outcome of the investigation, it will make another war more likely — as the organization might be tempted to have another go at another investigation. The only possible outcome of the investigation — and that is the most troubling fact about it — is an erosion of Israel’s ability to act decisively when it is attacked. This means lengthier, bloodier, lawyered-up conflicts with no conclusive outcome. And when there’s no conclusive outcome, the parties are more likely to have another round of fighting.
Shmuel Rosner, “U.N. Report’s View of Israel”, Jewish Journal (26 June – 2 July 2015), 14.