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Originally posted by masonwatcher
Israel does not see the laws of the world as applicable to itself. it is a criminal state.
Originally posted by Goathief
Also this was dated on the 13th, which was before the heavy bombardment started - I wonder what the RC have to say now they've been targeted? If you look further, it's only an official statement from those in the top, "There is no evidence that Israel is using WP illegally" but as we know there is a full media blackout (bar ramattan) so what would they know? In fact the Ramattan feed certainly indicates that WP is being used illegally in Gaza city.
If three terrorists break into your home with AK-47's, are you harboring terrorists? If they set up a mortar spot next door to you, are you harboring terrorists? Were those 40 school children that died harboring terrorists because a couple terrorists shot off some mortars pretty close by? Honestly? If some really fanatical guys with guns and explosives set up right next to you, what would you do? The answer? Nothing. You wouldn't do anything if a group of fanatics armed bone and teeth with guns and explosive started firing off near you. There would be nothing you could do. You'd probably get shot just for trying. Welcome to life with Hamas.
I said nothing about genocide. I said they just don't care. If they kill 100 civilians to kill one guy shooting off a mortar, they would undoubtedly do it. THAT is my issue. A disregard for everyone else to get what they see is theirs. They do that all the time. Israel is all that matters to them, everyone else is expendable if need be.
Sure, even if it is a couple amateur fanatics taking a couple pot shots with some mortars, even if it ends up with dozens of innocent people dead. That is the problem. They target anything that has even the possibility of thread with complete disregard.
sorry, but that simply isn't true. They haven't been selective, and they don't show much restraint. They simply bomb the hell out of anything that might pose a threat, regardless of how many innocent people get hurt.
Originally posted by arcnaver
I as a infantry soldier am being attacked by a group of terrorists hiding behind civilians, I would have to make a very hard decision to pull that trigger. It is an unfortunate reality of war and a crappy situation for all involved, especially the innocents. Many of those civilians willingly become human shields, many of those civilians are also the enemy. Can you pick them out? None of them are wearing a uniform?
1 thousand v 6 million..i think your a fool to make this comment..shame on you
Originally posted by fatdad
israel have just overtaken germany in the Genocide stakes.
Israel denounced Friday the "cynical exploitation" of Belgium's judicial system, after Belgian prosecutors confirmed they wanted to question a former Israeli minister over war crimes allegations.
Tzipi Livni was expected to visit Brussels to meet Jewish leaders in the city but "cancelled three or four days before," a spokesman for the event said.
He said the cancellation was for "personal reasons" but local newspaper Le Soir said prosecutors had been hoping to question Livni over allegations of war crimes in the 2008-9 Israeli war in Gaza, when she was foreign minister.
"We wanted to take advantage of her visit to try to advance the investigation," a spokesman for Belgium's federal prosecutor Thierry Werts told AFP.
Livni's spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment from AFP, but the foreign ministry reacted strongly.
"We reject this cynical abuse of the Belgian legal system to advance a political agenda," ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said.
He labelled the attempt to question Livni "another cheap publicity stunt with no legal basis that was organised and executed by an anti-Israeli organisation."
Livni, one of Israel's most influential women, is named along with other political and military leaders in a complaint filed in June 2010 over alleged crimes committed during Operation Cast Lead.
More than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, died during the Israeli offensive between December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009.
Thirteen Israelis, including ten soldiers, also died.