Saturday, January 10, 2009

UN: Investigate Israel for War Crimes

A U.N. Commissioner and former judge of the International Criminal Court today called for a U.N. and world court investigation of what are very likely Israeli war crimes in the conduct of the current military campaign in Gaza. Read the full story here.

The U.N. commissioner specifically cites the recent incident where after herding innocent Palestinian civilians into a safe house, the Israeli Defense Force struck the building and destroyed it killing many of the refugees inside. A 3 year-old child and women were among the dead. Add this atrocity to the U. N. School bombed, the 6 medics killed, and the ambulance destroyed by an Israeli rocket attack and the reality of this massacre comes into perspective.

This is especially disturbing in light of Israel's latest statements that the war will be "escalated" in the next few days. The Israeli air force has been dropping leaflets that supposedly warn residents to flee, but the sad fact is that there is no where to go and when a safe house is identified the Israeli's bomb it.

Author's Note: Pop Impulse has been covering the Gaza incursion since Dec. 29th. Please refer to the original post for more background, and then read the daily updates that precede this one.
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