My God! Semper is wrong! I can't believe my ears!
And furthermore I am so sick and tired of the American's cherry picking of information regarding the Isreal vs Palestinian conflict.
These people and the American MSM only chose to present the information and propaganda that is favourable to them and their larger agenda at the
moment, and present in such a way to the American public through heavily biased media to uneducated Joe six packs who buys the distorted facts and
propaganda, hook lies and sinker!
The attack against a humanitarian aid flotilla on international open water is by international Law illegal and is condemned by the whole international
community as such - as well!
Only delusional Americans and rabid defenders of the fascist Israeli extreme right wing regime would tell you otherwise and quote the San Remo
agreement which is not applicable in this case.
For that to be applicable, Israel has to declear war on Gaza or admit to be occupiers of the Palestinian Gaza and its people.
Which they would never do openly to the rest of the world since that would then immediately make them guilty for breaching the 4th Geneva Coventions
part 3 & article 32 & 33 and 50 regarding their inhumane treatment & collective punishment of the palestinian people in such occupied territories as
In the Israeli/Palestinian conflict - See also: Israeli–Palestinian conflict -Gaza blockade
Israel's policy of allowing less than 25% of the required humanitarian aid and demolishing the homes of civilians has been criticized as collective
punishment aimed at the Palestinian people.
Part III. Status and Treatment of Protected Persons
Section I. Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories.
Article 32. A protected person/s shall not have anything done to them of such a character as to cause physical suffering or extermination ... the
physical suffering or extermination of protected persons in their hands. This prohibition applies not only to murder, torture, corporal punishments,
mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not necessitated by the medical treatment.
Article 33. No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures
of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.
Pillage is prohibited.
Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.
Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions collective punishments are a war crime. By collective punishment, the drafters of the Geneva Conventions had in mind
the reprisal killings of World Wars I and World War II. In the First World War, Germans executed Belgian villagers in mass retribution for resistance
activity. In World War II, Nazis carried out a form of collective punishment to suppress resistance.
Entire villages or towns or districts were held responsible for any resistance activity that took place there. The conventions, to counter this,
reiterated the principle of individual responsibility.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Commentary to the conventions states that parties to a conflict often would resort to
"intimidatory measures to terrorize the population" in hopes of preventing hostile acts, but such practices "strike at guilty and innocent alike.
They are opposed to all principles based on humanity and justice."
Additional Protocol II of 1977 explicitly forbids collective punishment.
Section III. Occupied territories
Articles 47-78 impose substantial obligations on occupying powers. As well as numerous provisions for the general welfare of the inhabitants of an
occupied territory, an occupier may not forcibly deport protected persons, or deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into occupied
Article 50 - Care and education of children
Art. 50. The Occupying Power shall, with the cooperation of the national and local authorities, facilitate the proper working of all institutions
devoted to the care and education of children.
The Occupying Power shall not hinder the application of any preferential measures in regard to food, medical care and protection against the
effects of war which may have been adopted prior to the occupation in favour of children under fifteen years, expectant mothers, and mothers of
children under seven years.
And that my friend would make such a bad PR disaster for Isreal and its people, and would make the outrage from the rest of the world regarding this
illegal boarding of the humanitarian aid flotilla and their murdering of 10 people - to look like a piss in Missisippi - in comparison!
Especially articles 33 & 50 would upset the world community since Israel are now denying the children certain rights AND SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN BANNING
AND DENYING THEM BOOKS AND STUNDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL to the palestinian children.
Books, student material and crayons and paper was also in the cargo of these humanitarian aid ships to Gaza - and the fascist regime are saying that
these items are forbidden for the palstinians to have.
And their insane list of forbidden items just goes on and on and on! - it's just not only weapons and miltary materials as the propagandists and the
pro Israel crowd wants you to believe:
And the main food they are sending in to the open air concentration camp are low nutritional in nature such as industrialised frozen factory food
products & junk food.
Amira Hass / Israel bans books, music and clothes from entering Gaza
Merchants are forbidden from importing anything not listed as food, medicine, or detergent.
Israel allows only food, medicine and detergent into the Gaza Strip. Thousands of items, including vital products for everyday activity, are
Altogether only 30 to 40 select commercial items are now allowed into the Gaza Strip, compared to 4,000 that had been approved before the closure
Israel imposed on Gaza following the abduction of Gilad Shalit, according to merchants and human rights activists.
The few items merchants are allowed to trade in are divided into three categories: food, medicine and detergent. Everything else is forbidden -
including building materials (which are necessary to rehabilitate Gaza's ruins and rebuild its infrastructure), electric appliances such as
refrigerators and washing machines, spare machine and car parts, fabrics, threads, needles, light bulbs, candles, matches, books, musical instruments,
crayons, clothing, shoes, mattresses, sheets, blankets, cutlery, crockery, cups, glasses and animals, canned goods, plastic sheeting, toys and
I haven't read so much BS and misconceptions and ignorant & arrogant cherry picking about 'International Law'
regarding this incident on
this board from uneducated and uninformed people, since I took courses in International Law at the University a long time ago - when we were actually
taught of similar simulated nightmare scenarios as examples for our studies of International Law.
The blockade is in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1860 Period.
This is the Iraq war all over again - The invasion of Iraq needed a second resolution from The Security Council to be legit - but no such resolution
were never made - therefore according to International Law - the Invasion of Iraq is still illegal in the eyes of the rest of the civilised world.
Then you can spin & veto it it all you like til your face turn blue if you want to be ignorant?
And most ignorant Americans complain about the UN and say screw them and International Law - we don't care about their International Law!
Fine then! can WE in that case by the same twisted logic and twisted insane arguments assume - that when the UN through resolution 181 and agreements
made by International Law created Israel - The UN made something that is not binding to be honoured by the rest of the countries who made Israel a
possible and voted for the creation of TWO states?
Can the rest of the world disregard the same International Law and the fight the same UN which created Israel in 1948 through UN Resolution 181
partitioned the territory of the British Mandate for Palestine into two equal states for Jews and Palestinian Arabs?
Because I have yet not seen the US & UN to implement this by force.
Would that make UN Resolution 181 a worhless little paper of a non-binding contract and make Israel illegal?
The United States are the biggest hypocrites on this planet and of all countries of UN when they are cherry picking things they like from
International agreements and International Law - but disregard and are not hounoring those parts and contracts they have signed themselves together
with the rest of the world community.
And they then wonder - why do the world hate us which such passion?
Trust me! contrary to popular belief, it's not because what your corrupted leaders are trying so hard to brainwash all of you with!
With all their deceptions of the American public & by vile lies, by saying to you:
They hate us because of our freedoms!
No! but many people don't like you because you're being dishonest, arrogant hypocrits who are not honouring your International contract agreements &
International Law - and they don't like you for your history of selective cherry picking regarding crimes committed by your dictatorial puppets and
dictatorships and various fascist regimes when you are defending them and their actions soley for Dollar profits and geopolitical influence, at the
expense of other people's suffering.
[edit on 6-6-2010 by Chevalerous]