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UN warns Israel about war crimes

July 20th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The UN’s Human Rights commissioner has warned Israel that its actions in Lebanon could be war crimes.

“The bombardment of sites with alleged military significance, but resulting invariably in the killing of innocent civilians, is unjustifiable,” said Louise Arbour.

And, she says members of the Israeli government could be personally charged with war crimes:

“I do believe that on the basis of evidence that is available in the public domain there are very serious concerns that the level of civilian casualties, the indiscriminate shelling of cities and so on, on their face raise sufficient questions that I think one must issue a sobering signal to those who are behind these initiatives to examine very closely their personal exposure.”

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  • 1 Anonymous // Jul 20, 2006 at 1.37 pm

    UN warns Syria about crimes in Lebanon

  • 2 Nir // Jul 20, 2006 at 2.17 pm

    reminder :

    The Hama massacre occurred when the government of Syria attacked the town of Hama and killed thousands of people on February 2, 1982. Amnesty International claims that 10,000-25,000 were killed at Hama

  • 3 sasa // Jul 20, 2006 at 11.47 pm

    No, I think you’ll find it was definately Israel that the UN has warned about war crimes.

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