Friday, July 07, 2006

The Gaza strip

It is sufficient to go through the Old Testament to realize how blood thirsty the Jewish race is. The Israel of today was born in a blood bath, beginning with the massacre of a whole peaceful village called Deir Yassin on the west side of Jerusalem. Begin’s goons, the Stern Gang and the Irgun attacked the village one morning and massacred its inhabitants and threw their bodies into a cistern, from where the Red Cross fished them out. In his memoirs Begin tells us that this had been done to frighten unprotected villages into abandoning their homes and lands to find refuge in neighbouring countries ; hence the Palestinian refugee problem, which has bedevilled the Arab countries in which they had taken refuge, and particularly Lebanon. That was in the years 1947 and 1948, which witnesses the blowing up of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the Officers Club, also in Jerusalem and later the cold blooded assassination of the U.N. mediator Count Bernadotte and his military aide Colonel Serov.

Nothing has changed since then. The daily toll of dead and wounded in the Gaza Strip defies description. The Israeli Air Force and its armour have destroyed all essential services in the area and the army has imposed a total blockade, such that no food or medical services can reach that beleaguered strip, all under the simian eyes of that moron in the White House, referred to as President Bush. When several children playing on the beach in Gaza were gunned down by an Israeli gun boat, President Bush declared to the whole world that Israel was entitled to defend itself. This statement was made in the knowledge that Israel can take on the entire military forces of the Arab world and beat the hell out of them. The end result is that hunger and disease will finish the job of annihilating the Palestinians in the Gaza strip and in due course the West Bank.

Most ignoble is the Arab world which looks on the genocide of a nation without raising an eyebrow, glad, it would seem, to be rid of the Palestinian problem.

There is little else to say.

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sisselnor said...

Demand an Immediate International Criminal Tribunal for Israel to Stop Global War!


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To: The United Nations General Assembly
The brutal bombings and invasion of Lebanon and Gaza are acts of Israeli state terrorism. The U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the present U.S.-Israeli threat to Syria and Iran indicate their ruthless struggle for hegemony in the oil-rich Middle East, which would escalate into a global war.

At least 900 people have been killed in Lebanon, more than one-third children, and 3,000 wounded. The number of refugees in Lebanon has already exceeded one million. Whole residential areas, roads, bridges, ports, power stations, factories and other infra-structure have been destroyed by Israeli precision bombing. Lebanon’s economic and infrastructure damage tops $2.5B as of 4 August 2006.

In Gaza hundreds have been killed. Homes, greenhouses, bridges, water and sewerage treatment plants and electricity generators have been destroyed in the latest acts of Israeli genocide sadistically code-named ‘Operation Summer Rain,’ which began on 27 June 2006. Israel continues its brutal air strikes on the Gaza Strip almost daily.

Israel must be prosecuted immediately for its war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine to stop the war escalating into a global catastrophe. Frances A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University of Illinois, has asserted the legal framework for The United Nations General Assembly to immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI).

“The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22. The ICTI would be organized along the lines of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the Security Council.

“The purpose of the ICTI would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans.

“The establishment of ICTI would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans. Furthermore, the establishment of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Peretz, Chief of Staff Halutz and Israel’s other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Lebanese and the Palestinians.

“Without such a deterrent, Israel might be emboldened to attack Syria with the full support of the Likhudnik Bush Jr. Neoconservatives, who have always viewed Syria as ‘low-hanging fruit’ ready to be taken out by means of their joint aggression.

“The Israeli press has just reported that the Bush Jr administration is encouraging Israel to attack Syria. If Israel attacks Syria as it did when it invaded Lebanon in 1982, Iran has vowed to come to Syria’s defense.

“And of course Israel and the Bush Jr administration very much want a pretext to attack Iran. This scenario could readily degenerate into World War III.

“For the U.N. General Assembly to establish ICTI could stop the further development of this momentum towards a regional if not global catastrophe.”

We, the undersigned, demand that The United Nations General Assembly immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22 to prosecute the Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Peretz, Chief of Staff Halutz and Israel’s other top generals and war criminals for their infliction of international war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine.


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The Undersigned




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J said...

2 things I thought of when I read this:

1.Israel is doing this again. It has stated that it wants to apply enough force to weaken the government, but not topple it and the massive civilian casualties are proof that Israel is again trying to terrorize the population in order to force a change on the ground.

2.If we indeed read the Old Testament we see that yes the land was promised to Israelites (not Israelis or today's Jews), but what people fail to recognize is that it also says Israelites disobeyed and God fulfilled his promise to them in that respect--he scattered them, let them be conquered, and didn't continue to let them have the land. The promise of returning to Israel that the American religious right/Zionists are so fond of is a figurative one talking about Christians going to heaven.

Anyway. That's my rant on that.