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Harry Law

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  • The Court Trial of Bibi Netanyahu
    • Excellent article Professor Cole, Article 49.paragraph 6 is the most blatant charge, the International Court of Justice in its opinion in 2004 has said all the settlements in OPT are illegal under International Law, they arrived at that conclusion by 15 votes to o. The present Israeli aggression also amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity and collective punishment with the deliberate bombing of water and sewerage facilities. link to middleeasteye.net

  • Americans need to Answer: When Will Palestinians get their Fourth of July?
    • Just to add to my comment above, McCain and Obama said the US was the "exceptional nation" and that they believed it with every fibre of their being. In my opinion that is not only wrong, but dangerous.

    • Thomas Jefferson said all men are created equal, unfortunately many US politicians do not believe that, Putin in that New York Times article had to remind John McQeada and Obama of that fact. The Palestinians will get nowhere whilst being led by Abbas, he has given commitments to US/Israel that he will not apply for UN institutions and presumably also the ICC, this is unbelievable, especially when the well documented war crimes of population transfer are ongoing, and more of the same are promised, pursuing Israel through the International courts is not even an act of resistance, it is the least any self respecting leader would do to protect his people from the daily humiliations life under occupation, but he will not act. link to timesofisrael.com

  • Apartheid is a reality in the West Bank
    • Strictly speaking Glenn Robinson is putting the cart before the horse, the West Bank is still occupied territory, therefore there should be no Israeli citizens there to make apartheid possible. Article 49.6 of the Geneva Conventions makes the transfer of citizens of the occupier into occupied territory a grave war crime. Israeli citizens do not comprise part of the protected local population, article 4 of Geneva.states.. "Persons protected by the Convention are those who, at a given moment and in any manner whatsoever, find themselves, in case of a conflict or occupation, in the hands of a Party to the conflict or Occupying Power of which they are not nationals"
      It is possible that those settlers, including Lieberman are guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes, all settlers are guilty with varying degrees of culpability, this crime should be the first order of business when the ICC eventually gets around to the Palestinians valid accusations

  • Israel forces Gaza Children to Wade through Sewage as Creepy, Evil Blockade Continues
    • The West, Egypt, Israel and Abbas are responsible for this terrible state of affairs, the occupation must be ended, but instead Abbas facilitates it [no doubt due to intimidation from Israel/US] In my opinion applying for membership of the remaining 63 UN Agencies, and, more importantly ratifying and pursuing war crimes charges at the ICC are not even acts of resistance, they are what any normal person would do when when such crimes are perpetrated against them. The International Court of Justice [ICJ] has already declared in an opinion in 2004 [The Wall case] that Israel is in breach of the Geneva Conventions 49.6, their opinion [15 judges to 0] was that Israel could not transfer its own citizens into belligerent occupied territory, the planning and execution of such polices is a grave war crime, to which any individual including Government Ministers like B Netenyahu can be indicted at the Hague.Many people correctly regard these talks as an annexation process, the sooner Abbas and his Government stop this charade and put pressure on the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation and let an independent court with the power to implement it's decisions take it's course, things will only get worse.

  • The American Quagmire in Afghanistan by the Numbers (21,565 US Troops Dead or Wounded)
  • An Outbreak of Reasonableness in Tehran: Top Ten Conclusions from Iran's Early Election Returns
  • Thousands Demonstrate in Tel Aviv against Racist Loyalty Oath
    Could the Netanyahu Government Fall over New Settlements?
    • A more accurate description of the settlers would be war criminals, as defined by the 1998 ICC Rome statute now incorporated into many states Laws for instance the UK ICC act 2001 states at article 8 "war crimes means" v111 The transfer directly or indirectly, by the occupying power of its own population into the territory it occupies, or the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory;

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