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A young Palestinian girl has been killed by an Israeli shell in the southern Gaza Strip, medics said
The hospital in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis hospital identified the girl as Aya al-Manjar and said her mother was critically wounded.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
reply to post by scottie18
The IDF kills Palestinians at a rate of more than 4:1.
4300 Palestinians have been killed since 2000, vs. 1000 Israelis.
Lebanese die at a rate of 10:1 with 1,119 killed in 2006 vs. 119 Israelis.
You would think that the Palestinians would learn by now . . . you kill one Israeli, 4 Palestinians will die . . . and yet they keep head-butting the same brick wall
It takes both sides to have peace. It doesn't seem that the Palestinians don't want to have peace unless it's on their terms.
Some don't see Israel's actions as war crimes. I don't. I think sometimes they are a bit heavy handed and get carried away .. for instance Lebanon .. that was a fiasco.. but this? .. This is just more numbers to add to the overall fiasco that is the situation.
The "apartheid" wall was built because Palestinians had a nasty habit of sneaking in with bombs and blowing night clubs and buses to smithereens..
Some don't see Israel's actions as war crimes. I don't. I think sometimes they are a bit heavy handed and get carried away .. for instance Lebanon
Instead he/she is blaming the Jews
Secondly, if you bother paying attention or even reading the Geneva Conventions; you will clearly see the Israeli's have not violated any of the protocols. No one has accused them of breaking it either. Not even the United Nations.
Belligerent occupation is governed by The Hague Regulations of 1907, as well as by the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and the customary laws of belligerent occupation. Security Council Resolution 1322 (2000), paragraph 3 continued: "Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and its responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in a Time of War of 12 August 1949;..." Again, the Security Council vote was 14 to 0, becoming obligatory international law.
The Fourth Geneva Convention applies to the West Bank, to the Gaza Strip, and to the entire City of Jerusalem, in order to protect the Palestinians living there. The Palestinian People living in this Palestinian Land are "protected persons" within the meaning of the Fourth Geneva Convention. All of their rights are sacred under international law.
There are 149 substantive articles of the Fourth Geneva Convention that protect the rights of every one of these Palestinians living in occupied Palestine. The Israeli Government is currently violating, and has since 1967 been violating, almost each and every one of these sacred rights of the Palestinian People recognized by the Fourth Geneva Convention. Indeed, violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention are war crimes.
No one has accused them of breaking it either. Not even the United Nations.
The U.N. Human Rights Commission
Indeed, it is far more serious than that. On 19 October 2000 a Special Session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights adopted a Resolution set forth in U.N. Document E/CN.4/S-5/L.2/Rev. 1, "Condemning the provocative visit to Al-Haram Al-Sharif on 28 September 2000 by Ariel Sharon, the Likud party leader, which triggered the tragic events that followed in occupied East Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories, resulting in a high number of deaths and injuries among Palestinian civilians." The U.N. Human Rights Commission then said it was "[g]ravely concerned" about several different types of atrocities inflicted by Israel upon the Palestinian People, which it denominated "war crimes, flagrant violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against humanity."
In operative paragraph 1 of its 19 October 2000 Resolution, the U.N. Human Rights Commission then: "Strongly condemns the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force in violation of international humanitarian law by the Israeli occupying Power against innocent and unarmed Palestinian civilians...including many children, in the occupied territories, which constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity;..." And in paragraph 5 of its 19 October 2000 Resolution, the U.N. Human Rights Commission: "Also affirms that the deliberate and systematic killing of civilians and children by the Israeli occupying authorities constitutes a flagrant and grave violation of the right to life and also constitutes a crime against humanity;..." Article 68 of the United Nations Charter had expressly required the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council to "set up" this Commission "for the promotion of human rights."
The paradigmatic example of a "crime against humanity" is what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jewish People. This is where the concept of crime against humanity came from. And this is what the U.N. Human Rights Commission determined that Israel is currently doing to the Palestinian People: Crimes against humanity. Legally, just like what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jews.
The Precursor to Genocide
Moreover, a crime against humanity is the direct historical and legal precursor to the international crime of genocide as defined by the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The theory here was that what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jewish People required a special international treaty that would codify and universalize the Nuremberg concept of "crime against humanity." And that treaty ultimately became the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Though party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the state of Israel until now refuses to sign on to the 1st Additional Protocol, with all its protections and moral norms. In essence the protocol is complementary to the 1951 Genocide Convention: it outlaws many of the insidious ways in which a whole population may be erased. How ironic that Israel remains outside, its citizens composed of Jews who faced an equal rationality of extermination within the time frame of recent memory.
Unlike the OP, infinite has friends in Israel and from Palestine. I understand the conflict unlike some.
The fact the OP justified sucide bombings in the above post and does not know the meaning of the word genocide just shows the mentality we are dealing with here. Playing the holocaust card is tasteless too. What is funny, yet again, the OP is calling everyone "imperialist racist nazi's" for pointing out his/her poor agruments. Learn the meaning of words before throwing them around in future
Learn the meaning of words before throwing them around in future
Special Political Committee says Israel's 'grave breaches' of Geneva Convention are 'war crimes and an affront to humanity'
The Special Political Committee on 8 November asked the General Assembly to declare that Israel's "grave breaches" of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War were "war crimes and an affront to humanity".
The Committee also asked the Assembly to condemn "the continued and persistent violation" by Israel of the 1949 Geneva Convention and other applicable international instruments, and "strongly" condemn 15 specific examples of Israeli policies and practices in the occupied territories.