January 20, 2009

Investigate Israeli War Crimes

The crimes begin with failure to protect the civilians of an occupied land; not only does Israel violate social norms by the omission of "protection," Israel's violation is one of commission by collectively punishing the occupied civilian population. This is done, not only by blatant, disproportionate military violence, but by Israel's multi-year blockade of travel and commerce for Palestinians.

It has the effect of slow genocide or slow ethnic cleansing, in part because some Palestinians are fed up with the incessant check points, humiliations, and inability to develop their business enterprises... they're leaving (being cleansed) from their homeland.

I could continue adding to the list of war crimes, but the information is available elsewhere (just not in the US establishment-controlled media). We need to raise our voices against impunity and for justice to be served. It's also high time for more attention to the strategy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel.

Psssst... Do Something

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3 comments:

David G said...

G'day, GDAE Man! It's Daniel here, now known as DavidG at www.dangerouscreation.com. I started my new blog a year ago and it's going gangbusters.

Great to see that you're still plugging along and covering the Gaza genocide as I am. Without broadband it is difficult for me to download videos but I'll try to checkout your Podcast.

I'll put your site on my Special Links. I'm so glad you got in touch and thanks for your kind words.

Cheers.

libhom said...

Thanks for the link.

I think all of us, myself included, need to do a better job of connecting the dots between the occupations of Iraq and Palestine. The war crimes trial are so appropriate to both.

GDAEman said...

LH, I've been having the same thoughts cross my mind... the Bush government was directly and indirectly complicit with the Israeli crimes.