Abbas Signs Rome Statute: Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman

On September 21, 2010, the UN Human Rights Council accused Israel of failing to distinguish “between civilians and civilian objects and military targets… Both the loss of life and the damage to property were disproportionate to the harm suffered by Israel or any threatened harm. Israel’s actions could not be justified as self-defense… The IDF was responsible for the crime of killing, wounding and terrorizing civilians (as well as) wonton(ly) destr(oying) property and that such destruction could not be justified on grounds of military necessity.” The HRC called IDF crimes so grave, “it was compelled to consider whether (genocide) had been committed.” Israel “committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and, possibly genocide in the course of Operation Cast Lead.”

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