Although the British lawyer -- and George Clooney's fiancée -- had been chosen for the United Nation's three-member commission of inquiry looking into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza, she had to turn it down due to prior commitments.
"There are various reports published today stating that I have been appointed as one of three members of the UN Commission of Inquiry for Gaza. I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties that have been caused, and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed. I was contacted by the UN about this for the first time this morning," Amal, 36, explained in a statement Monday.
"I am honoured to have received the offer, but given existing commitments -- including eight ongoing cases -- unfortunately could not accept this role. I wish my colleagues who will serve on the commission courage and strength in their endeavours,” she added.