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aa
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posted 17 October 2004 05:26 PM      Profile for aa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
One IDF commander described the goals of the Gaza operation as "exacting a price" from the Palestinians. They're not fooling themselves about what they're doing in Gaza; they now that they can't get the rockets to stop, so the preffered tactic is collectively punishing the civvillians of Gaza, in the hope that they would force Hamas to stop firing rockets from their neighbourhoods.

Here's an article by Zeev Shiffm a seasoned war correspondent and shameless apologist for the IDF, wondering out loud about the efficacy of Israel's terrorism:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/489458.html

And Gideon Levy on how Israel's state terrorism "strikes at the most vulernible", a tactic not limited to the Beslan terrorists:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/489479.html


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aa
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posted 17 October 2004 05:38 PM      Profile for aa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
and here is the definition of terrorism in Bill C 36:


"b) an act or omission, in or outside Canada,

(i) that is committed

(A) in whole or in part for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause, and

(B) in whole or in part with the intention of intimidating the public, or a segment of the public, with regard to its security, including its economic security, or compelling a person, a government or a domestic or an international organization to do or to refrain from doing any act, whether the person, government or organization is inside or outside Canada, and

(ii) that is intended

(A) to cause death or serious bodily harm to a person by the use of violence,

(B) to endanger a person's life,

(C) to cause a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or any segment of the public,

(D) to cause substantial property damage, whether to public or private property, if causing such damage is likely to result in the conduct or harm referred to in any of clauses (A) to (C) and (E), or

(E) to cause serious interference with or serious disruption of an essential service, facility or system, whether public or private, other than as a result of lawful advocacy, protest, dissent or stoppage of work that does not involve an activity that is intended to result in the conduct or harm referred to in any of clauses (A) to (C),

and includes a conspiracy, attempt or threat to commit any such act or omission, or being an accessory after the fact or counselling in relation to any such act or omission, but, for greater certainty, does not include an act or omission that is committed during an armed conflict and that, at the time and in the place of its commission, is in accordance with customary international law or conventional international law applicable to the conflict, or the activities undertaken by military forces of a state in the exercise of their official duties, to the extent that those activities are governed by other rules of international law."

The IDF's tactics in Gaza are in total violation of international law, as the UN and Amnesty International have said over the past two weeks.


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lacabombi
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posted 17 October 2004 10:08 PM      Profile for lacabombi     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Really worth copying both the statements and the definition and sending them to my MP.

I will also send them to Jack Layton.


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beluga2
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posted 17 October 2004 10:59 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
collectively punishing the civvillians of Gaza, in the hope that they would force Hamas to stop firing rockets from their neighbourhoods.

This is standard practice for Israel; the murderous attack on Lebanon in 1996 was openly designed to target the civilian population, in the hopes of putting pressure on the government in Beirut to rein in the activities of Hezbollah.


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