Amnesty International: Whitewashing Another Massacre by Paul de Rooij

It is this history that must serve as the foundation of any report that attempts to describe both the intent of the participating parties and the relative consequences… To determine the reasons behind Israeli actions, one only has to read what their Dr. Strangeloves say – it is no secret. The aim is to create miserable conditions to drive the Palestinians off their land, warehouse the population in an open air prison called Gaza, and to disproportionately repress any Palestinian resistance. Israelis have to “kill and kill and kill, all day”. Such pathological reasoning put Israeli actions into perspective; they are major crimes, possibly genocidal. Recognition of such crimes has some consequences…

Amnesty however refuses to acknowledge the serious nature of Israeli crimes, by using an intellectually bankrupt subterfuge; it insists that as a rights-based organization it cannot refer to historical context – doing so would be considered “political” in its warped jargon.

Continue reading at http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/08/amnesty-international-whitewashing-another-massacre/

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