Friday, January 9, 2009

A Law unto Themselves

How many times did Saadam Hussein get to ignore a UN resolution before he was bombed, and Slobodan Milosovic? Anyway, Olmert's office said earlier today that Israel "has never agreed to let an external body decide its right to protect the security of its citizens."(1) However, aren't all members of the United Nations obliged to follow UN resolutions? Not Israel, of course, and we shouldn't be too surprised that Resolution 1860 is given the same scant regard as Resolutions 194, 242 and quite a few others were given. However, this disrespect of and non-compliance with international law is to be expected from a country that really does believe itself to be a law unto themselves. Criminals all of them and at least 30 people were slaughtered in the Zeitoun district of Gaza after Israeli troops repeatedly shelled a house to which more than 100 Palestinians had been evacuated by the Israeli military, according to the UN.(2) Still, as we all know, Israel doesn't really care very much about what the UN says. Nevertheless, what does the United Nations say? Well, The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has told the BBC that the massacre in Gaza City this week "appears to have all the elements of war crimes."(3) Isn't time for the ICC to be issuing warrants for arrests, isn't it time for sanctions against the Zionists, isn't it time to stop listening to the drivel and look at the facts and isn't it time to realise that the facts are, these people have been breaking international law for sixty years and they are still breaking it; they ethnically cleansed and stole a country, they imprisoned a people, built on their property, have bullied, killed and dehumanised them ever since and they are still doing it. Enough is surely enough!
The picture shows
the body of a little girl who was found in the rubble of her destroyed house following an Israeli air strike on a house in Zeitoun

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