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Crimes Against Humanity
Preparations are underway for a full-scale invasion of Gaza.


...It is clear that Defense Minsiter Ehud Barak is preparing for large-scale military action (either in Gaza) or perhaps on a much larger scale. As captured by the InfoTV earlier this week, Barak attended IDF exercises in the Golan Heights before rushing off to Jerusalem to attend a military planning session for a potential invasion of the Gaza Strip....

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Crimes Against Humanity
Preparations are underway for a full-scale invasion of Gaza.

bruised earth

December 14, 2008

This has been quite a week in Israel. On Tuesday, The United Nations’ Human Rights Rapporteur claimed Israel’s current policies toward the Palestinians are tantamount to 'crimes against humanity’. Citing specifically the deteriorating situation in Gaza, and the ongoing human rights violations of a State army over its own people, UN Envoy Richard Falk claimed the UN must 'implement the agreed norm of a responsibility to protect a civilian population being collectively punished by policies that amount to a crime against humanity.’

Falk went on to challenge the international courts to 'determine whether the Israeli civilian leaders and military commanders responsible for the Gaza siege should be indicted and prosecuted for violations of international criminal law.’

While the words and appeal are indeed encouraging, they will do little to slow the inevitable slide into chaos that Gaza will likely become in coming weeks. Earlier today, exiled Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal stated the existing 6-month truce between Hamas and Israel is unlikely to be extended - meaning an almost certain return to hostilities - bringing with it an increased chance of a full IDF invasion of the area.

It is clear that Defense Minsiter Ehud Barak is preparing for large-scale military action (either in Gaza) or perhaps on a much larger scale. As captured by the InfoTV earlier this week, Barak attended IDF exercises in the Golan Heights before rushing off to Jerusalem to attend a military planning session for a potential invasion of the Gaza Strip. Check out the video below:

With Israeli Cabinet Ministers meeting this week to decide the fate of Gaza, the sabre-rattling is reaching its inevitable climax, and I fear in the next few weeks (if not sooner) the UN will be issuing further ’statements’ - and perhaps we will see even more evidence of collective punishment and 'crimes against humanity’ on a scale much larger than we have witnessed in Gaza for some time.


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