Israel’s narrative on yesterday’s attack on a UN school full of refugees in the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun has revised again today, with Israel now claiming they informed the UN of the plan to attack the school hours in advance, and told them to remove the refugees before then.
The UN is disputing that, saying that no warning at all was given, and further complaining that when experts visited the site today to inspect the damage, they too were attacked.
The claim of a warning is puzzling, because for hours the Israeli military denied having attacked the school at all, speculating that Hamas had somehow one it themselves. The story just kept changing.
The UN Relief and Works Agency, which operates the schools and hospitals in Gaza, say they have given precise coordinates of all their facilities to the Israeli military to prevent “accidental” strikes. Instead, it seems, Israel is just attacking them intentionally.
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This is getting grotesquely absurd. Why should the UN give any coordinates enabling mistakes and misunderstandings to occur. By cooperating it would seem the UN is sanctioning these crimes.
The world has to come out of its propagandized induced coma. What Israel is doing is the greatest crime of our time. The reason being
1. They were given full warning in the Goldstone Report these actions are war crimes.
2. The day before the UN Human Rights Commission came out clearly warning of war crimes being committed by Israel.
Instead Netanyahu in front respected world leaders such as the British Foreign Minister launched into a diatribe ridiculing the UN body and along with it the vast majority of the worlds law abiding populace.
It has gone far enough. The world has to rise up against the network of blind and complicit leaders allowing crimes just as bad as the holocaust to occur in front of their very eyes. The same blindness many leaders were accused of prior to WW2.
It's a waste of time to even mention the UN, they are an accessory before the fact to mass murder. Netanyahu has ignored every UN resolutions that was ever passed against Israel.
I agree with your assessment that Israel is engaged in war crimes by targeting civilians. I do fail to understand your statement that "Why should the UN give any coordinates enabling mistakes and misunderstanding to occur." From my perspective, once the UN gives Israel the specific coordinates of UN hospitals and humanitarian aid facilities, and Israel then deliberately targets those facilities, there are no "mistakes and misunderstanding" on either the part of the UN or Israel. The UN gave those coordinates in an effort to prevent Israel from targeting those facilities in an effort to protect innocent civilians. Israel, and make no mistake about it, is using those coordinates to murder civilians in a transparent effort to bring pressure on Hamas to surrender its efforts against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the suppression of the Palestinian people. If I am wrong in my assessment, please explain. The civilized world is finally, after 65 years of Israeli violating international laws and conventions concerning the Palestinian people, subjecting Palestinians to ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and war crimes, is reaching the conclusion that Israel should be subjected to an arms embargo and a blockade to isolate these butchers from the world community of nations. Israel's lies and propaganda are now falling on deaf ears as the clear evidence of Israel's crimes are revealed for all to see, thanks primarily to the advent of the internet. The day justice will finally be imposed on Israel is rapidly approaching as the sickening images of maimed and slaughtered children at the hands of Israel are distributed worldwide. No one, other than an inhuman monster, can condone Israel's murder of babies. The Zionists leaders who control Israel will end up before the World Court at the Hague to face their crimes.
I read that planning for this invasion by Israel has been going on for three years with an expenditure greater than $1.2 billion. Furthermore the other war is Israel's massive incursion into media manipulation and political interference of many countries. A vast amount of illegally obtained data such as private emails is stored in Israel. This is a country with a worldwide network of out of control agents.
Each country has to examine their links to Israel with pressure from its citizens. Hundreds of people, scores of families buried alive in the rubble of their own house is a sight I never thought possible. Bush was a saint compared to Obama.
A worldwide pressure movement has to begin to get Israel to recompense the Palestinians for stolen land, lost lives and destroyed infrastructure.
Israel's argument is that Hamas is using school, mosques, churches, hospitals, and refugee centers to fire rockets. They claim rockets were found by the U.N. in a school. I have not seen independent confirmation of their claim, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. I'm guessing that their justification is that if firing comes from one school, it could come from all schools, so therefore all schools are targets, as are hospitals, mosques, etc.
I never put much stock in the "human shield" gambit. After all, for human shields to be effective, one must be facing an opponent who possesses basic humanity. For example, if a pack of wolves are attacking, holding a baby in front of me will offer zero protection. This is the case here. I doubt I need to lecture the Palestinians on the nature and values of their tormenters. I don't think even the most callous terrorist would use their children as a shield, especially when they know all too well that Israel doesn't care if they kill women and children.
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