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Israel Objects to Palestinian Statehood to Avoid War Crimes Investigations

A secret State Department diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed that one of the primary reasons behind Israeli objections to Palestinian statehood is that lack of statehood keeps Palestinian territories outside the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes war crimes.

Military Advocate General for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Avichai Mandelblit met with US Ambassador James B. Cunningham in February of 2010 to discuss investigations into allegations of misconduct during Israel’s attacks on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, called Operation Cast Lead.

Mandelblit noted to Cunningham that Palestinian Authority Justice Minister Ali Kashan had requested that ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the occupied territories since 2002, up


Added: Sep-9-2011 
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Tags: Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, Abbas, Barak, War Crimes, War, Humanitarian, ICC, court, statehood, investigation, cast lead, civilians, hamas, hezbollah, Gaza, West Bank, Goldstone, IDF
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  • Given the fact the UN is utterly anti semitic , they should be concerned . Of course , it is a double edged sword . The PA could also be investigated for war crimes , and fraud .

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  • Oh yeah I'm sure that's the reason

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  • Sorry...but i dont see anywhere in these leaks that indicate that Israel objected to a Palestinian state to avoid war crimes!

    Love the way you ziophobes twist quotes!

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  • Hopefully the Zio-terrorists occupying Palestine will be now be facing a much harsher political environment in the region now.

    Turks have realised the error of their ways in showing friendship to terrorists, and the Egyptian people want an end to their nation's tolerance of Zionism.

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  • As long as they control politics in the usa the zionists will be safe

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