Friday, March 20, 2009

UN envoy: Gaza op seems to be war crime of greatest magnitude

A United Nations human rights investigator said on Thursday that Israel's offensive against Hamas in densely populated Gaza appeared to constitute a war crime of the "greatest magnitude."

Richard Falk, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said the Geneva Conventions required warring forces to distinguish between military targets and surrounding civilians.

"If it is not possible to do so, then launching the attacks is inherently unlawful and would seem to constitute a war crime of the greatest magnitude under international law," Falk said.

Read on.

It'll have the Israelis quacking in their boots no doubt. Israel must be the only country in the world that came into being via UN resolution and has since disregarded almost every UN resolution regarding itself.

1 Comments:

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

You said what I thought, after hearing about this on the news, and reading it here.

 

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