UPDATE 5:08 P.M: Amal Alamuddin has declined the offer to be put on a United Nations panel investigating possible war crimes committed in Gaza because she is too busy, according to TMZ.
Alamuddin's statement, however, makes clear that she believes that crimes have been committed by Israel in 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," said Alamuddin.
The original story appears below:
George Clooney’s anti-Israel fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, has been appointed to a United Nations panel investigating whether Israel has committed war crimes in its most recent conflict with Gaza.
Alamuddin has repeatedly come under fire for demonstrating an anti-Israel bias and is said to come from a Lebanese family known for its extreme views on Israel.
Alamuddin shares her first name with the fringe Lebanese militia group known as the Amal Movement.