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Babbler # 1885

posted 07 February 2003 10:42 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Officer reports on TV on what amounts to human rights violation

The combination of the explicit words of the above-mentioned officer -interviewed, presumably, under authorization of the army spokesperson - with the testimonies from the ground clearly and unequivocaly indicates a policy of collective punishment against the 200,000 strong population of Hebron. This constitutes a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory. We ask you to make clear to the above-mentioned officer the gravity of his acts and the possible severe consequences to himself, to the IDF and to the state of Israel, consequent upon his taking personal responsibility on the airwaves for the violating of International Law, with his picture and his voice even if his family name was kept secret.

Furthermore, I would like you to make clear their responsibility to that officer's superiors. Either the policy announced by him is implemented with their knowledge and at their command, or he is implementing it at his own initiative and without his superiors stopping him. In either case, the superiors fully share in responsibility for these severe violations of International Law. We hope that you will fulfil your duty in this matter, as the officer charged with law-abiding by members of the Israeli armed forces.

From: No one is arguing that we should run the space program based on Physics 101. | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Babbler # 3493

posted 07 February 2003 11:41 AM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Its good to see the IDF being forced into some accountability here, being as they're not offering any otherwise.
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posted 08 February 2003 01:01 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The IDF will "investigate itself" and probably bump off that soldier and exonerate all concerned.

Purity of arms, my foot.

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