Wednesday, July 26, 2006

'Highway Bloggers' or 'Freeway Bloggers' are in the news again, this time in the Boston Globe
Israelis, Lebanese Blog To Each Other
That Dennis Kucinich is at it again, asking to put peace on the agenda...Little dreamer...
Sanayeh Relief Center has developed a map of Israeli strikes on Lebanon...Have a look, it is staggering..
Please give to UNICEF Lebanon
And to Sanayeh
"both Democrats and Republicans are now on record that, in the name of “fighting terrorism,” U.S. allies – and, by extension, the United States as well – can essentially ignore international law and inflict unlimited damage on the civilian infrastructure of a small and largely defenseless country, even a pro-Western democracy like Lebanon." continue reading about resolutions in the House and Senate that approve of Israel's behaviour..
and in related news:
"tacit support for Israeli military strikes on Lebanon may have increased the danger of militant retaliation against the United States"Wash. post
According to Human Rights Watch:
the targeting and capture of enemy soldiers is allowed under international humanitarian law.
And we all know what isn't allowed, but let's just go over it:
Targeting civilian infrastrusture, like airports, roads, homes, villages, towns, bridges and ports...targeting civilians of course goes without saying, and no amount of calling it retaliation or self-defence will wipe the blood off anyone's hands...targeting ambulances ..not to mention the unethical use cluster munitions in populated areas, as well as the suspected use of chemical weapons...and to top it off, why not add killing UN observers...
But yeah, keep saying Hezbollah started will help you sleep better at night.
From the Israeli Human Rights group, B'Tselem
Israeli Soldiers Used Palestinians as Human Shields in Gaza
Killing of 9 family members in Gaza bombing: Grave suspicion of a war crime
New B’Tselem Report: Take No Prisoners - Grave suspicion of assassinations under the guise of arrests
One Big Prison: New Report Warns Against Continued Strangulation of Gaza Strip after Disengagement
Statistics from B'Tselem:
Fatalities-Demolition of Houses as Punishment-Water Crisis
From The ICJ (Int. Court of Justice)
143. The Court having concluded that, by the construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and by adopting its associated régime, Israel has violated various international obligations incumbent upon it
and lets not forget:
Suicide bombing: Wrong and illegal
...but we've heard that enough times to know it for sure..
And the use of captured combatants as hostages...War crime.
Jon Stewart, again...


Anonymous said...

You are only quoting part of the Human Rights Watch article on the capture of Israeli soldiers....

You quote: "The targeting and capture of enemy soldiers is allowed under international humanitarian law."

But you ignore the rest of the paragraph: "Hezbollah leader Hassan Nassrallah has stated that the captured soldiers will be used to negotiate the release of Palestinian, Lebanese and other Arab prisoners from Israel. The use of captives who are no longer involved in the conflict for this purpose constitutes hostage-taking. Hostage-taking as part of an armed conflict is strictly forbidden under international law, by both Common Article 3 and customary international law, and is a war crime."

kwtia said...

Thanks anonymous, I will put that in to the list of things that are not allowed...