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Published:May 7th, 2010 22:16 EST
Gaza in December 2008

ISRAELI Prime Minister to Be Charged With Corruption

By SOP newswire2


Israeli Prime Minister until 2009, Ehud Olmert, who, together with Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, ordered the bombing of civilians in Gaza in December 2008, is reported by the Jewish Chronicle, today, to be charged with further corruption relating to illegal political appointments. He has already been indicted for fraud, tax evasion, bribery and the falsifying of documents.

Even more seriously, it is alleged that his actions in December 2008 and January 2009 were responsible for the alleged war crime of the massacre of civilians, including hundreds of children, during the Israeli attacks ordered by him against a civilian population, in gross violation of the Geneva Conventions.  These attacks allegedly included the use of white phosphorus as an illegal weapon although most of the 898 civilians were shot or killed by IDF bombing.  No one has yet been indicted for this war crime and this former Israeli prime minister still walks free in his own country.

The question arises as to why has he not been indicted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague on charges of war crime and/or crimes against humanity.  Although there is little doubt that eventually he, and those others responsible, will face the ICC, the question is when? Time should be of the essence

Source:John RD Kidd