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:sl: Dear Muslims

 

There is evidence that both israeli and Palestinian forces committed war crimes in the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, a UN report says.

 

It accuses israel of deliberately using "disproportionate force" in the three-week operation in December and January.

 

The report also condemned rocket attacks by Palestinian groups, which sparked the israeli offensive.

 

Palestinians and human rights groups say more than 1,400 Gazans were killed, but israel puts the figure at 1,166.

 

Three israeli civilians and 10 israeli soldiers were also killed.

 

The report said israel must be held accountable for its actions during the war, a process which could lead to the conflict being referred to the International Criminal Court.

israel, which had refused to co-operate with the UN fact-finding team, said the report was "clearly one-sided".

 

It reiterated that it was "committed to acting fully in accordance with international law and to examining any allegations of wrongdoing by its forces".

 

The investigation, led by South African judge Richard Goldstone, found evidence "indicating serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed by israel during the Gaza conflict", a UN statement said.

 

israel also "committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity".

 

The report accuses israel of imposing "a blockade which amounted to collective punishment" in the lead-up to the conflict.

 

It "concludes that the israeli military operation was directed at the people of Gaza as a whole, in furtherance of an overall and continuing policy aimed at punishing the Gaza population, and in a deliberate policy of disproportionate force aimed at the civilian population," said the UN statement.

 

Statements by the israel military that its operation involved very few errors showed, said the report, that its failure to distinguish between military and civilian targets was "the result of deliberate planning and policy decisions".

 

'Arbitrary arrests'

 

The report found there was also evidence that Palestinian groups had committed war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity, in their repeated rockets and mortars attacks on israel.

 

It said the launching of rockets which "cannot be aimed with precision at military targets" breaches the fundamental principle of sparing civilian lives.

 

"Where there is no intended military target and the rockets and mortars are launched into civilian areas, they constitute a deliberate attack against the civilian population," it said.

 

It called for the immediate release of Gilad Shalit, the israeli soldier seized in a Palestinian raid in 2006 and taken to Gaza.

 

Both the israeli and Palestinian authorities are criticised for the treatment of their own civilians during the conflict.

 

israel's interrogation of political activists and repression of criticism of its activities had "contributed significantly to a political climate in which dissent was not tolerated", it said.

 

Meanwhile, the alleged "arbitrary arrests" and "extra-judicial executions" of Palestinians by the authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank were also criticised.

 

The 574-page document recommends that authorities in both israel and Gaza be required to investigate the allegations and report to the UN Security Council within six months.

 

israel says it has carried out more than 100 investigations into allegations of abuses by its forces - most were dismissed as "baseless" but 23 criminal investigations are still pending.

 

The israeli military says troops acted lawfully during the conflict.

 

It has admitted to a small number of errors - such as the deaths of 21 people in a wrongly targeted house - but said these had been "unavoidable".

 

The full report - which is based on 188 interviews, more than 10,000 pages of documentation and 1,200 photographs - will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council at the end of this month.

 

Eight months after the conflict, very little reconstruction has taken place in Gaza because of the strict israeli-imposed blockade which bans all but essential supplies from entering the enclave.

 

The stated aim of the blockade is to weaken Hamas's leadership but aid agencies say it serves only to punish the civilian population.

 

UN officials have repeatedly urged israel to end its blockade of the Hamas-controlled territory.

 

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so did any israeli top guns beging sentenced to death for the crimes? none? as expected right?

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war crimes are war crimes. no one can whitewash them to something palatable. :sl:

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so did any israeli top guns beging sentenced to death for the crimes? none? as expected right?

 

 

 

 

Did any Palestinian top guns get sentenced to death for their war crimes, genius ? Selective reading comprehension is a funny thing, isn't it, Tom ? :sl:

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Did any Palestinian top guns get sentenced to death for their war crimes, genius ? Selective reading comprehension is a funny thing, isn't it, Tom ? :sl:

 

didnt you follow the news that palestinian top guns are assassinated by israelis? they dont need death sentence. infact palestinians are doomed to be murdered and their lands stolen by these socalled judaism followers who chanted relentlessly 'love thy neighbour as thyself'. :sl:

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... palestinian top guns are assassinated by israelis? ...

 

 

 

 

Not near enough, chief. :sl:

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In the eyes of a Westerner, a Palestinian boy stopping or confronting an israeli Abram Tank is a "conflict" and "war crime" - One Palestinian kills an israeli is splashed over the western media as a "massacre" while One israeli kills ten Palestinian is done in "self-defence" or "done by a deranged settler of US origin" BUT it is never called a cold-blooded murder.

 

When israelis claim Palestine as "their land", they never talk of "Crane Commission" which speaks clearly that Jew have no right to own this land, let alone to settle here.

 

For people who are interested to know "what actually went wrong", please read Ron David's fantastic book "Arabs & israel", which examines this problem in it's correct perspective.

 

OR reading "Forcing God's Hand" by Grace Halsell will be an eye opener....

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In the eyes of a Westerner, a Palestinian boy stopping or confronting an israeli Abram Tank is a "conflict" and "war crime" - One Palestinian kills an israeli is splashed over the western media as a "massacre" while One israeli kills ten Palestinian is done in "self-defence" or "done by a deranged settler of US origin" BUT it is never called a cold-blooded murder.

 

When israelis claim Palestine as "their land", they never talk of "Crane Commission" which speaks clearly that Jew have no right to own this land, let alone to settle here.

 

For people who are interested to know "what actually went wrong", please read Ron David's fantastic book "Arabs & israel", which examines this problem in it's correct perspective.

 

OR reading "Forcing God's Hand" by Grace Halsell will be an eye opener....

 

thats beside the point. israeli security walls zigzag in occupied territories are infact apartheid wall. israeli illegal jewish settlements there are infact genocide of their hapless palestinian brethren. :sl:

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Did any Palestinian top guns get sentenced to death for their war crimes, genius ?

The UN is controlled by HAMAS. You should know that already.

 

Yasnov

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The UN is controlled by HAMAS. You should know that already.Yasnov

 

 

 

Sure, everyone knows that. :sl: So is that good or bad ? It's hard to follow you and Mr. Worms convoluted conspiracies and false flag ops.

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The UN is controlled by HAMAS. You should know that already.

 

Yasnov

 

indeed hamas is in control in un. thats how alien jews get half of palestine via whining about holocaust. mark you they are murdered by germans but palestians are paying for their crime. :sl:

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Sure, everyone knows that. :sl: So is that good or bad ?

That's why they didn't get sentenced to death for their war crimes

 

Yasnov

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That's why they didn't get sentenced to death for their war crimes

 

Yasnov

 

exactly. hamas controlled un gonna wag its impotent finger at defensive israel for violating its rulings butt superduper usa gonna make sure thats as far as it goes. :sl:

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United Nations is being controlled by Hammas???? What are you guyz smoking man???

 

err . . . . peace man. :sl:

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United Nations is being controlled by Hammas???? What are you guyz smoking man???

 

 

When Mr. Worm doesn't agree with your conspiracy, then you KNOW you're 'out there' !! :sl:

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When Mr. Worm doesn't agree with your conspiracy, then you KNOW you're 'out there' !! :sl:

 

thats the price of being an outsider. the us should learn from its nosiness mistakes, butt it didnt. :sl:

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I think the plight of America lives solely in those people "dead or alive" who introduced and tasted America the World Wars. Here we a very young nation full of pride, with great potentials, means and resources and having classy luxurious life was dragged into the "transitional' life from a country to an Empire.

 

When Senator McDonalds and couple of other "die-hard" Americans sniffed the conspiracy and tried every means to stop it, they were removed, some disappeared, some poisoned, and for some they even had to "explode" the

whole damn 747 belonging to Korean Air over [near] the Russian airspace. Then a wild goose chase started, russians were bombarded with exceptionally prepared propaganda stuff and the whole world started parroting.

 

The target however was 'destroyed' and with him gone, sank the whole movement also sending a "warning" to others who might try to trot this path. Its too late for us now....

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"explode" the

whole damn 747 belonging to Korean Air over [near] the Russian airspace. ....

 

 

 

WOW !! That's one I never heard before. You made that one up, didn't you, Mr. Worm ? :sl: Is there ANYTHING that ISN'T a great big conspiracy ?

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Korean Jetliner that was shot down in the mid-air supposedly by the Soviet Air Force plane from Kamchatka Airbase was actually a LIE....Are you feelin' Happy Now???

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Korean Jetliner that was shot down in the mid-air supposedly by the Soviet Air Force plane from Kamchatka Airbase was actually a LIE....Are you feelin' Happy Now???

 

 

Happy as a clam. You made this one up yourself, didn't you ? :sl:

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Actually the political really sucks just looking for their jobs and anymore, when people should see the reality just do the oposite..

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Happy as a clam. You made this one up yourself, didn't you ? :sl:

 

dont think its made up incident. lets see whether i can retrieve it. :sl:

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