Editor’s Note – As the world continues to lay blame on Israel, for a whole host of charges, we ask again, do you know who the real criminals are? Is there true evil in Gaza? Is the U.N. capable and ready to look at the scene in a sincere and justified fashion? We doubt it. What we do know is, documentation easily refutes all these bogus charges but we all know the deck is always stacked against Israel.
Last week we saw numerous attempts to lay blame on Israel and to foment the tide of a visit to the Hague for war crimes. Of course, much of this comes from tortured logic, twisted meanings of wording, and a prejudiced slant, even from some Israeli human rights organizations like B’Tselem who said in the Progressive:
“Israel states that all the attacks on Gaza were only aimed at military targets — yet it defines ‘military target’ so broadly that the term loses all meaning,” the group says. “Israel states that all its strikes in Gaza were proportionate, and that the fact that civilians were killed does not in itself contradict that. Yet after dozens of strikes, each killing many uninvolved civilians, while Israel did not prove or even claim military gains significant enough to render such damage proportionate, this argument is no longer tenable.”
Also from that article are others calling for accountability, that is to say, Israeli accountability with no word on Hamas or others:
Francis Boyle, a law professor at the University of Illinois, and author of Palestine, Palestinians, and International Law, says the Palestinians leadership should begin legal proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the basis of the 1948 Genocide Convention. He has given up hope on the International Criminal Court, saying it is biased toward the United States and Israel.
Human Rights Watch and others take a different view.
Legal proceedings at the International Criminal Court “could ensure access to international justice for victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on Palestinian territories, and would send an important message that such crimes cannot be committed with impunity,” Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and several other human rights groups state in an open letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
“People who want to end the lack of accountability in Palestine and deter future abuse should urge President Abbas to seek access to the ICC,” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director of the organization, states in a press release.
Damned the facts, damn the evidence, and rely upon a circular argument that vets itself in an incestual pool of thought is rampant among those who accuse Israel, no matter the provocation of being war criminals. Crickets are all we hear from them about the terror organization Hamas as we have documented time and again.
In the mean time, the Fatah wing of the Palestinian Authority is moving quickly, especially to regain Mahmoud Abbas’ lost power when Gaza was taken over by Hamas:
Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state.
President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to unveil his proposal as part of a “day after” plan following the current war in the Gaza Strip, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not yet been made public.
Abbas is plotting his move even as the fighting continues to rage. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned Sunday that the 7-week-old military campaign in Gaza would stretch into September — despite growing anger among residents in southern Israel over the military’s inability to halt rocket and mortar fire out of the Palestinian territory following the death of a 4-year-old Israeli boy over the weekend.
Knowing this was always going to be the case, the Israelis did do something very smart, they documented everything. The following is a great example of the proof in video, on tape, in audio, and in real time as incidents occurred, you be the judge. This is a must see presentation: