Friday, June 4, 2010

Murder and Crimes Against Humanity on the high seas

This was sent to the Irish Times on June 3rd, and also the Irish
Independent on June 4, 2010

The Israeli commando attack on the Gaza humanitarian
mission is a clear violation of international law, specifically,
Article 3 (1) (a) (b) (g) and 2 of the Rome Convention for the Suppression of
Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation
of 1988.

Had this type of raid been carried out by Iran we would be at war now.
But, it is carried out by Israel, so the US will do its best to shield Israel
from accountability at the UN.

The Israeli/Zionist attacked EU and other citizens. NATO is bound to ships flying the flag of EU countries were attacked.

This is not the first time Israel has committed premeditated murder on the
high seas. On June 8, 1967 the Israeli Air Force deliberately attacked a
US intelligence gathering ship, the USS Liberty about 25 miles of the
Egyptian coast. Then, torpedo boats were sent to finish off the job-I mean
crew. They attack killed 34 US seamen and wounded another 171.

The Israeli's insist they are trying to stop weapons from reaching Hamas.
Hamas is a democratically elected government by the people. Israel receives
it's weapons via ships and planes from the US et al.

Robert Fisk noted that in 1948 the allied powers conducted the 'Berlin
Airlift' to bring in humanitarian supplies to West Berlin. At the same time
one of the greatest ethnic cleansing since WWII occured. The Israeli State,
like America was created by murder, terror and 'ethnic cleansing.'

Israel is an apartheid state, and there is no getting
around that fact. The Zionist government, like the
former apartheid regime must not be given be allowed
to cloak itself with 'respectability.' Apartheid must end.

The Palestinian people have a right under international
law to fight to get their homes, farms, fileds and factories
back. It's called the Right of Self-Determination. They have the
right to use force, but when they do its called terrorism. Cute!
The Palestinians are the resistance.

Their land and homes were stolen from them.
Why is it terrorism to fight back?

Gaza is one big festering concentration camp.
The guards, the jailers- the-IDF- are the descendants of
Holocaust survivors. The Palestinians are paying for the
Holocaust!! And, they had no part in it.

As for casualties, since 2000 less than 200 Israeli children have been killed
by Palestinians. Well over 1,400 Palestinian children have been killed by the
IDF or settlers.

What Israel is doing to the Palestinians in Gaza fits the description
of Article 2 (c) of the Convention on Genocide :'Deliberately inflicting on
the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction
in whole or in part.'