Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I-10 Israel war crimes against Palestine

'06 Sept 26 UN says Gaza crisis 'intolerable' John Dugard.. UN Spokesmen, said Israel was largely to blame for turning Gaza into "a prison" and "throwing away the key". But he also criticised the US, Canada and Europe for withdrawing funds to the Palestinian Authority, run by Hamas militants who do not recognise Israel.

"What Israel chooses to describe as collateral damage to the civilian population is in fact indiscriminate killing prohibited by international law," he said.

"Israel violates international law as expounded by the Security Council and the International Court of Justice and goes unpunished," he said.

"But the Palestinian people are punished for having democratically elected a regime unacceptable to Israel, the US and the EU.

'06 Sept 27 >
UN says Israel turned Gaza into a prison >
'06 Sept 27 > Gaza power plant bombing a “war crime”: rights group > JERUSALEM - Israel’s bombing of the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant in June as part of efforts to recover a seized soldier was a war crime and collective punishment, an Israeli rights group said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I-9 Updates

Israel to withdraw all troops by weekend

'06 Sept 22 Israel troubled that war in Lebanon drove its enemies closer

'06 Sept 26 Israel dropped Million bomblets' in South Lebanon.... The Israeli military says its aim was to hit Hezbollah hard, never to target civilians... Mr Clark said information Israel had provided to help with the bomblets' clearance had been "useless".

'06 Oct 12 Harvest of death is reaped where the cluster bombs were scattered.....
Israel reacts to criticism from the UN and human rights groups by pointing out that cluster bombs are not illegal under international law. “Israel uses no weapons which are outlawed by agreed international conventions,” said Mark Regev, a Foreign Ministry spokesman. “These weapons are in the arsenals of Nato countries, and have been used by them.”......

Dalya Farran, of the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre, said that there were 770 new cluster bomb sites across south Lebanon but complained that they had received little help from Israel. “All we got were maps giving areas ‘highly likely’ to contain unexploded ordnance, but they didn’t mention what type and said they were not exhaustive,” she said.