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Human Rights Watch or Amnesty?

December 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

I know this is a very crude comparison, but…

While HRW is complaining about the racist treatment of Israelis by Arabs (yes, really), Amnesty is calling for the world to wake up to the way Israel has conned the world over the siege of Gaza:

Instead of allowing the “easing” rhetoric to any longer frame the debate, the international community should now be taking a step back. The right lens here is international law. The blockade is a violation of international humanitarian law (Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention) in its collective punishment of an entire civilian population under military occupation and control. For how much longer is the world prepared to accept the idea of just “easing” the collective punishment of an entire civilian population?


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 i // Dec 9, 2010 at 10.05 pm

    What do they say about Syria?
    Can’t be good.

    Charity begins at home, you know.

    Why don’t you write something about that?

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