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Israel's War Crimes

by Richard Falk

Richard Falk is professor of international law at Princeton University and the UN's special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories.

The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war

Even the most naive American voter cannot be expected to see the morally, legally and politically questionable death sentence given to Saddam Hussein a milestone in the Bush Administration's illegal war in Iraq. As the milestones pile up, so do the bodies.
Those violations include:

• Collective punishment: The entire 1.5 million people who live in the crowded Gaza Strip are being punished for the actions of a few militants.

• Targeting civilians: The airstrikes were aimed

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Added: Dec-31-2008 Occurred On: Dec-31-2008
By: red_pill
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Iraq, Other
Tags: israel, war crime, Collective punishment, Targeting civilians, Disproportionate military response
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  • Israel is god's own country and the Jews are the chosen ones. That is the only reason that I can think of that the U.S. and the west allow Israel to commit crimes against humanity, break the Geneva Convention and ignore U.N. resolutions with impunity.

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  • Apparently, it's a little known law that you are protected from prosecution while sending rockets randomly into a country. It is equally permissive to strap yourself with dozens of sticks of dynamite while frequenting local youth clubs.

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  • i also like how you vote your own media, at least you find it vote worthy

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  • Only Anti-American & Liberal wimps beleive this garbage. Israel is 100% right to kill these Terrorist Hamas Murderers. Most people agree with Israel on this.

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    • Israel, like Nazi Germany, will cease to exist and extremists like yourself will change your fucked up ways. Side with Israeli terrorism, die like Israeli Terrorism.

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