Israel Is Committing War Crimes

Update: Jan.13, 2009

Published on Monday, January 12, 2009 by Agence France Presse

UN Rights Council Condemns Israeli Offensive in Gaza

GENEVA – A divided UN Human Rights Council voted on Monday to condemn Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip and set up a probe into “grave” human rights violations by Israeli forces against the Palestinians.

Israelis Rain ‘Phosphorus Bombs’ Over Gaza

by Mel Frykberg
RAMALLAH – “There is no doubt that Israel is using phosphorus bombs over Gaza. Israel is flagrantly violating the Fourth Geneva Convention,” says Raji Sourani, head of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza.
“This is not the first time we have documented Israel using this kind of prohibited weapon against Gaza’s civilian population,” Sourani told IPS on phone from Gaza.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) confirmed Sourani’s assessment in a statement it released on Friday. Its researchers said they had seen “multiple air-bursts of artillery-fired white phosphorus over Gaza city.”

WHAT DOES THE WORLD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS?

Hamas’s violations are no justification for Israel’s actions.

By GEORGE E. BISHARAT
Israel’s current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Senior Israeli political and military leaders may bear personal liability for their offenses, and they could be prosecuted by an international tribunal, or by nations practicing universal jurisdiction over grave international crimes. Hamas fighters have also violated the laws of warfare, but their misdeeds do not justify Israel’s acts. More…

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