posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:36 PM
'Israel needs to invade The Hague' - The Jerusalem Post.
Our troops couldn't fire a bullet anywhere in the terrorist-controlled enclave without some human rights expert flaming on CNN and the BBC that
they had wounded an innocent Palestinian.
A comprehensive strategy was needed to shield soldiers from criminal prosecutions.
ONE NEED only to look to the US to see what sorts of potential legislative defenses are possible.
In 2002, the Rome Treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC) was signed by numerous countries.
The Senate passed the American Service-Members Protection Act (ASMPA) in response. ASMPA's stated purpose was to "to protect United States
military personnel and other elected and appointed officials of the United States government against criminal prosecution by an international criminal
court to which the United States is not party."
ASMPA prohibits any American governmental entity or court from cooperating with the ICC and bars the US from transferring any information to the
ICC or to countries that are party to the Rome Treaty.
There is no reason that the Knesset to date has not passed similar legislation designed to protect IDF soldiers from criminal prosecutions.
The Knesset must immediately legislate a far-reaching law prohibiting any agency, court or citizen from cooperating or passing information to any
war crimes tribunal. It should block access to foreign investigators, including UN special rapporteurs.
The government should be empowered to utilize all necessary force to resist any effort to arrest IDF officers accused of war crimes anywhere in the
Foreign countries should be made to understand we mean business.