November 28th, 2012 11:39 EST
Israel's War Crime in Gaza
To date, the Israeli government has induced hundreds of thousands of its own citizens to illegally settle in the Occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem where it has forced the eviction of many hundreds of Arab residents - in violation of international law and of the authority of the United Nations.
These illegal settlements plus the six year blockade of Gaza are the reasons for the continuing conflict and the horrific massacre now being perpetrated among the 1.7 million in Gaza in an illegal attempt to effect a forced regime change by the assassination of its political leaders.
The US, who has supplied Israel with its war planes and bombs that are now killing and wounding civilians, including children, and even journalists, must bear responsibility for allowing this atrocity, the escalating violence and the dire threat of mounting conflict that could soon become a regional firestorm. Palestinian and European lives are of infinitely more importance than Mr Netanyahu`s re-election prospects.
1. The International Criminal Court (ICC) defines the transfer by an occupying power of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies, `as a War Crime`.
2. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has declared that: `The Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, [including East Jerusalem], have been established in violation of international law.`
3. The International Court of Justice has judged the Israeli-erected West Bank Barrier to be illegal.
4. The United Nations has condemned Israel`s annexation of the designated international city of Jerusalem as a `violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention`
By Douglas Reed