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Israeli Settlements Are a 'War Crime,' But ICC Dodges the Case ~ Buttu

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The UN Human Rights Council's report on the Gaza war of 2014 watered down Israel's crimes in an effort to break through to the Israeli public, but it marks a continuing shift in world opinion against Israel's actions, and puts more pressure on ...


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David E (139)
Monday July 20, 2015, 1:47 am
Total nonsense. There are many international legal experts who contest that Israeli "settlements" are not illegal and do not constitute war crimes. It's all a matter of "agenda", politics, misinformation, etc. Turkey's occupation of Cyprus and settlement is a true example of illegal occupation and settlement. For the same reasons above nobody mentions the Cyprus.occupation. Israel happens to be an easy and safe target for the do-gooders of the world.

Justin Vale (13)
Monday July 20, 2015, 3:39 am
why shouldn't they built in judea and samaria? it's their land to begin with. just because you guys feel that the desert arabs living there have rights to jewish lands doesn't make it so. and BTW, gaza city is starting to go kaboom. like i told you they would. pretty soon only isis will matter.

fly bird (26)
Monday July 20, 2015, 3:28 pm
Pro Zionist hawks will keep trying to dodge the facts- how? Arguing, talking, trying to control the narrative, lying, etc., never acknowledging anything - just selfish, stiff necked attitude and cowardly denial.

Contesting and spreading more hasbara -- it is the ongoing denial and tactic of evading and denying accountability and justice for the Palestinian people.

It is a shame that there is no sense of disgust and shame, but that is the problem, -- the moral and emotional bankruptcy, fueled by greed and arrogance defies explanation.
Therefore, it must be fought and repudiated at every level.
Palestine will be free from the tyranny of Israeli occupation.
Contenders for hate and racist, Zionist exceptionalism can be illuminated by looking in the mirror - they will see exactly what they project out -
The smugness and righteous attitudes of some are nauseating. Never again, means that - never again, for anyone!!

End the occupation. Free Palestine!

End all U.S. aid to Israel. The free handouts on the backs of Americans and others to abuse and annihilate Palestinian families and rob them on their lands is wrong.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 3:38 pm
Noted. Thanks Carrie. Peace has long been waiting, somewhere in time....I believe it's been gathering dust since the first slaying in The Garden Of Eden. Sweet dreams, as that's the only place you may find it on Earth, presently.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 20, 2015, 4:10 pm
David ~ where should people currently inhabiting the Gaza strip be living?

Justin, your argument is negated by the fact that no one owns land. One inhabits it. Try absorb.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 6:35 pm
Carrie lied by attaching a fake Pallywood photo. Again.

Using fake photos is an insult for the readers. We are not living under Mohammed's morals that allows cheating and lying to infidels.

Mondo Weiss is a known anti-Israel hate site, spreading lies and hate about Israel.

This site is frequently used by Islamist and Arab Nationalist propagandists to spread their dawah on the Internet.

Carrie continues with her agenda.

Walter F (128)
Monday July 20, 2015, 8:46 pm
Right Bob the other day I made a comment just after yours and now notice it has been removed I will repeat it so it can be removed also I don't know how Carrie and her sycophants did it but they managed to have Barbara d suspended and her profile removed .What a great achievement.Apparently she wasn't allowed to respond to the vitiated anti Israel posts that appear here.

S J (124)
Monday July 20, 2015, 8:56 pm
is killing lawful? is invasion lawful? thank you very much Carrie

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 20, 2015, 11:23 pm
Neither is.

David E (139)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 1:28 am
Is firing rockets indiscriminately into a civilian population lawful? Is calling for the physical destruction of a UN member state lawful? Is calling for the killing of Jews on the official state TV stations lawful?

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 1:40 am
None of any of this is "lawful" given that these so-called laws are manufactured, made up by flawed human beings.

When the people in power, i.e. the "power possessors" have sufficient compassion and stomach to call a halt to all the aggression and egoistic pontificating, then we might get somewhere.

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 2:39 am
"Her fear is that the settlements have been around so long that the ICC and other international bodies have begun to accept that “some settlements are OK, whereas they really are all war crimes.”

BTW,love the picture you used Carrie.

fly bird (26)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 5:17 am
Yes, those posters about the illegal settlements need high visibility.

Of course, the colonial Zionist entity wants to encroach on Palestinian land and annex/appropriate as much of the territory and natural resources as it can.. to the point of paying Jews from Eastern Europe to emigrate and set up roots on Palestinian land.

To do this their lands are confiscated, i.e., stolen. Palestinian farmers and families are harassed daily by settlers, and Israeli occupation forces, and Israeli forces encroach and abuse them every day in ways that marginalize and dehumanize Palestinians, causing physical and emotional hardship for families in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza Strip.
The deliberate, racist targeting of Palestinians and Bedouin families, and forced displacements that have been taking place for 70 years and more, are in violation of International Law, as are the settlements.

The Israeli regime intends to establish Jewish only settlers in the settlements and expand their presence on Palestinian lands, and expects this to become, and remain, a fait accompli -- hence, Netanyahu and the Zionist entity thumb their nose at the International community and the ICC, expecting to get away with it's crimes against humanity, while continuing with further expansion.

End all U.S. aid to Israel.
Denounce the apartheid Zionist state that defies and is in violation of International Laws, and continues to persecute and deny Palestinians, freedom, equal rights and justice.


David E (139)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 5:33 am
When you demand freedom, equal rights, and justice for the Palestinians, do you mean the same freedom, equal rights, and justice found in the Arabs state around Israel?

Carol R (11)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 6:36 am
Thanks Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 8:13 am
David, the Islamist brigade cares about Palestinian Arabs as a cannon fodder for their Jihad with Israel, and nothing more.

None of Carrie, Carol, Jess, Arild - said a word when 300,000 Palestinian Arabs were expelled from Kuwait for their support of Saddam.

Or, when exactly the same Palestinian Arabs are killed by thousands in Syria.

Arab Propaganda machine does not give its workers lots of variety, they have a strict anti-Israel agenda to follow.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 9:52 am
I have no agenda, and as far as I can tell the only people who do are those who make the same false parroted comments on any post which shows the truth about Israel.

Lona G (66)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 9:57 am
Trying to creates a “false symmetry” between Israel’s actions, which killed over 2200, most of them civilians, and the actions of Palestinian militants that killed 72, six of them civilians", as the UN report has done is both counterproductive and shameful. Counterproductive because it lets Israel get away with the killing of so many people, most of them civilians and shameful because it does the same thing Israel does: put a far higher price on Israeli lives than on the lives of Palestinians, demeaning them in the process, turning them from individuals who have died at the hand of Israel into mere numbers.

In bending over backwards for Israel the UN Human Rights Council’s report on the Gaza has not only chosen sides but has sided with Israel by devaluing Palestinian life.

Gary L (138)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 9:06 am
looks like the Nazi Jewish brigade is here spewing their lies !!! the truth will come out whether they like it or not Israel is now run just like Nazi Germany with paid trolls placed everywhere they even have their own senator from new York the traitor Schumer
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