|Des Travers examines an unexploded bomb in South Lebanon in 2006.|
|Des Travers investigating for Amnesty in South Lebanon in 2006.|
And in 2009 he was part of a UN Human Rights Council investigation sent to interview people affected by the three week war in Gaza, which took place at the beginning of that year, after which Israeli, Palestinian, and international human rights groups reported that more than 1,400 Palestinians had been killed, including more than 700 civilians.
The UN team was led by former South African judge Richard Goldstone. He said they had found that there was strong evidence to establish that numerous serious violations of international law, both humanitarian law and human rights law, were committed by Israel during the military operations in Gaza.
As it goes in a line of the anti-war song Where have all the Flowers gone?, 'when will we ever learn?'