Israel Objects to Palestinian Statehood to Avoid War Crimes Investigations
A WikiLeaks cable reveals drones were used in Gaza, as well as Israel's true reasons for objecting to PA statehood
(AntiWar.com) -- by John Glaser --
A secret State Department diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed that one of the primary reasons behind Israeli objections to Palestinian statehood is that lack of statehood keeps Palestinian territories outside the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes war crimes.
Military Advocate General for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Avichai Mandelblit met with US Ambassador James B. Cunningham in February of 2010 to discuss investigations into allegations of misconduct during Israel’s attacks on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, called Operation Cast Lead.
Mandelblit noted to Cunningham that Palestinian Authority Justice Minister Ali Kashan had requested that ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the occupied territories since 2002, up to and including Operation Cast Lead. The cable reads: “Mandelblit said several legal opinions had been delivered to Ocampo noting that the ICC had no legal jurisdiction due to the PA’s lack of statehood…”
The dialogue is unusually blunt, since Israel’s public objections to Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, to be voted upon this month, have been mundane and political in nature.
After requesting multiple times that the US “state publicly its position that the ICC has no jurisdiction over Israel regarding the Gaza operation,” Mandelblit “warned that PA pursuit of Israel through the ICC would be viewed as war by the GOI [Government of Israel].”
Mandelblit seems to deflect allegations of war crimes, not by denying they took place, but by dismissing them via a legal technicality. Accompanying Mandelblit was IDF Head of the International Law Department Col. Liron Libman who “noted that the ICC was the most dangerous issue for Israel,” reads the cable...
Up to 1,400 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces during Operation Cast Lead between, while some 5,000 were injured. Hundreds of those killed, up to half by some estimates, were unarmed civilians, including some 300 children, more than 115 women and some 85 men over the age of 50. Billions of dollars of infrastructure damage and numerous incidents of IDF attacks on civilian facilities, among other crimes...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Truly unbelievable. These Judeofascist psychopaths think they have a "chosen" right to continue to rape and murder the Palestinians until they get bored with the torture and killing, and will go to perverse lengths to continue their sick, sadistic hobby.
I think that sick Jewish film maker Eli Roth made a series of movies that sub consciously betrayed this repulsive Jewish appetite for sadism and torture called 'Hostel.'
And of course, those of us who are educated about communism already knew that sick Jewish commissars and Bolsheviks in the early Soviet era delighted in the torture, rape and murder of millions upon millions of their Christian and dissident captives.
No wonder the establishment Left is as hell bent on papering over the true nature of the Jewish state as is the neocon Right. None of them want to admit that they're part and parcel of a psychopath Zionist agenda centered on Jewish sadists and predators.
Palestinians and Muslims, don't hold your breath waiting for these pseudo-"secular," statist puppets of Jewry from the Left through neocon Right to ever really come to your defense; remember, this is the type of low-cunning scum that insisted on allying with the mass murderous commies and Jewish Bolsheviks in World War II. To them, a few thousand, or even a few million deaths, is nothing.
If Muslims, Arabs, diaspora Palestinians, Persians and any anti-Zionists anywhere have any brains, and really give a damn about the captive Palestinians slowly being tortured to death under the Jewish yoke, they'll see to it that Ron Paul's campaign is generously financed.
In the contemporary era, only a libertarian is man enough to stand up to these Judeofascist psychopaths, or at least cut off the money that underwrites their warped, murderous hobbies and agenda.
Jewish sadists go to great lengths to enable the continuation of their sick hobby of torturing and murdering captive Palestinians
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