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Gaza 'war crimes' warning

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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 07:01 PM
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Gaza 'war crimes' warning


www.smh.com.au

The UN human rights chief warned a special session of the Human Rights Council on Friday that human rights violations in Gaza and some reported incidents there might warrant prosecutions for war crimes.

"The vicious cycle of provocation and retribution must be brought to an end," Navi Pillay told the council, which was holding a special session on human rights violations in the Palestinian territory.

"Accountability must be ensured for violations of international law," she said, calling for "credible, independent and transparent investigations" as a first step.

"I remind this council that violations of international humanitarian law may constitute war crimes for which individual criminal responsibility may be invoked," she added.
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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 07:01 PM
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It also demanded that Israel "stop the targeting of civilians and medical facilities and staff" and that border crossings be reopened.

However the council remains deeply split and there was doubt whether an agreed text could emerge by Monday night. Some western countries see the draft as one-sided and said the resolution should condemn human rights violations by both sides and not simply call for a ceasefire.

Pillay called for an independent investigation of the violence, stressing that Israel and Palestinian militants had an obligation under international humanitarian law to care for the wounded, and to protect ambulances, hospitals, health workers, schools, civilians as well as their homes.

The High Commissioner underscored calls for a ceasefire, warning that rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip on Israel and "retaliatory" air strikes by Israel forces were "unacceptable."

"The situation is intolerable," she said, warning that the overall conditions for civilians "constitute egregious violations of human rights."
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I say bring it on for both sides.
No-one is in the right here.

Flame on you crazy diamond.

Mungo

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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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Now all we need is for Bush/Cheney/Congress to be listed amongst the criminals here and we've got ourselves a party.



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by projectvxn
Now all we need is for Bush/Cheney/Congress to be listed amongst the criminals here and we've got ourselves a party.


Unlikely I suspect, however you would think it might make them think twice.

And then again, everyone knows there IS an easter bunny right?

Mungo




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