We all have seen the pics of what the Israeli war machine has done to Gaza….some of us have seen more than others and that is a shame that there are people that will not care enough to see if their preconceived notions are accurate………Americans especially those on the Right have always harped about people need to take responsibility for their actions and their lives…..unfortunately that does not apply to Israel….there are too many that look the other way and pretend that Israel is justified…..and that is really sad.
I bring that up because since the last ceasefire that did not last Israel has been playing all cards to avoid any responsibility for the deaths and destruction of Gaza. You see that social media has made Israeli actions very public and the world sees instantly what Israel is doing….they are losing the PR war and that put their “denial machine” into full throttle…..
Fearful of the growing international demand that Israeli officers be tried for war crimes committed during this last offensive against the Gaza Strip, the military has ordered a comprehensive internal probe of the army’s actions during Operation Protective Edge.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has also appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off future accusations against military and political leaders of war crimes committed during the last israeli offensive against Gaza.
“The prime minister asked us to work together to ensure that this strategy of going to the ICC does not succeed,” said Rep. Steve Israel (D – NY), to the Post.
Netanyahu “wants the US to use all the tools that we have at our disposal to, number one, make sure the world knows that war crimes were not committed by Israel, they were committed by Hamas. And that Israel should not be held to a double standard,” he added.
In other words Israel wants the US to lie and cover their guilty worthless asses yet again.
And then they are trying to make it so that they do not have to pay and damages for the destruction that they have caused in Gaza….and how will they do that?
The cabinet is expected to declare the Gaza Strip as enemy territory. A senior Israeli official said the decision would mean that Israel would not be liable for damage incurred to residents of the Strip as a result of Israeli actions during Operation Protective Edge.
The resolution on the decision was posted to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office Thursday afternoon, but a few hours later it was decided that it would not be brought for a vote at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.
In 2007, three months after Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip, the cabinet declared the area hostile territory, instituting restrictions on movement by its inhabitants and of merchandise and fuel into the area.
The proposal states that the decision is intended “to give additional legal expression to the status of the Gaza Strip in keeping with the law on civil damages.”
The Defense Ministry’s legal advisor, Ahaz Ben-Ari, wrote in an opinion appended to the proposal that “a difficulty exists on the international level in that the declaration will be perceived mistakenly as an attempt by the State of Israel to evade its responsibility to examine claims of breaching of the rules of armed conflict.” Ben-Ari said the preamble of the draft law would resolve this difficulty.
The preamble states that the declaration “will not affect the obligation of the State of Israel to investigate claims of ostensible breaches of the rules of armed conflict. The decision detracts not at all from this obligation.”
According to the Defense Ministry, such a decision would greatly reduce the resources needed to deal with suits that might be brought by Palestinians because of damage done by the Israel Defense Forces as well as by future IDF action. Ben-Ari wrote that “most of these suits are in any case rejected as they are the outcome of actions of war.”
Ben-Ari also wrote that the damage by the IDF “stemmed from the actions of Hamas which places its command posts, weapons stores and rocket-launching sites in built up areas in the Gaza Strip, hiding behind innocent civilians and preventing them from leaving their homes.”
These are the beginnings of the attempt to make themselves guiltless in the destruction and deaths that they caused……my question is just how far will the US politicians go to protect Israel?