Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes

There cannot be any dispute that Israel is a promoter of international terrorism. They are a close ally of the U.S. They have gripped the American power elite to a point in which our national security is challenged and weakened by our association with this country. Their actions in Lebanon were similar to Nazi Germany's in the Spanish Civil War and in their bombings of Rotterdam. As heirs of the holocaust, they should be ashamed of their hatred and mass murder of an ethnic group in a manner that was indiscriminate, brutal and not dictated by military necessity. If President Hussein is accused in part of killing Kurds due to an assassination attempt, what are the ramifications of destroying cities because two Israel Defence Forces are kidnapped in solidarity with the Intifada in occupied Palestine (Gaza)? Iran sees these reports, sees the devastation of little, tiny Lebanon and must think: "We need a nuclear deterrent to balance Israeli strategic power projection and to keep the American monsters from killing  our civilians and destroying our country of some 72 million people."

Here are excerpts from the A.I. report and a link to full story in New York Times.

“Many of the violations examined in this report are war crimes that give rise to individual criminal responsibility,” Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group, said in a report on the Israeli campaign. “They include directly attacking civilian objects and carrying out indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks.”

“During more than four weeks of ground and aerial bombardment by the Israeli armed forces, the country’s infrastructure suffered destruction on a catastrophic scale,” the report said, contending this was “an integral part of the military strategy.”

“Main roads, bridges and petrol stations were blown to bits. Entire families were killed in airstrikes on their homes or in their vehicles while fleeing the aerial assaults on their villages. Scores lay buried beneath the rubble of their houses for weeks, as the Red Cross and other rescue workers were prevented from accessing the areas by continuing Israeli strikes.”

Qana genocide committed by the State of Israel during war with Hezbollah on July 30-31, 2006.

“Statements from the Israeli military officials seem to confirm that the destruction of the infrastructure was indeed a goal of the military campaign,” the report said. It said that “in village after village the pattern was similar: the streets, especially main streets, were scarred with artillery craters along their length. In some cases, cluster bomb impacts were identified.”

“Houses were singled out for precision-guided missile attacks and were destroyed, totally or partially, as a result,” the report said. “Business premises such as supermarkets or food stores and auto service stations and petrol stations were targeted.

“With the electricity cut off and food and other supplies not coming into the villages, the destruction of supermarkets and petrol stations played a crucial role in forcing local residents to leave.”

The Amnesty International report said the widespread destruction of apartments, houses, electricity and water services, roads, bridges, factories and ports, in addition to several statements by Israeli officials, suggested a policy of punishing the Lebanese government and the civilian population in an effort to get them to turn against Hezbollah.

“The evidence strongly suggests that the extensive destruction of public works, power systems, civilian homes and industry was a deliberate and integral part of the military strategy rather than collateral damage,” the report said.

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