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  8/12/2014, Av 16, 5774

George Clooney's Fiancée Rejects Serving on UN's Gaza Panel

Amal Alamuddin, a British human rights lawyer who was named to the United Nations panel that will investigate Israel’s alleged “war crimes” in Gaza, has rejected the role - but not because she is pro-Israel.

According to the Telegraph, the 36-year-old Oxford graduate, who is also engaged to Hollywood actor George Clooney, turned down the president of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council’s appointment, saying she had “other commitments”.