Friday, January 9, 2009

WSJ - Israel Committing War Crimes

An opinion article by Hasting College of Law's George E. Bisharat in the Wall Street Journal today said that Israel is committing war crimes in its Gaza campaign. Yes. It's about time a major news organization pointed out the obvious, after days of pro-Israel propaganda from the news-as-entertainment crew who make their living pandering to the fears of the ignorant. In the opening paragraph, professor Bisharat says:

Israel's current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Senior Israeli political and military leaders may bear personal liability for their offenses, and they could be prosecuted by an international tribunal, or by nations practicing universal jurisdiction over grave international crimes.

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