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October 05,  2010
 

Israel does not have a system of accountability; it has a system of mendacity

Two Israeli soldiers guilty of using human shield in Gaza was the news headline yesterday. At first glance one might be fooled to think that Israel has a system of justice.  But when you read more into the judges’ conclusion: the soldiers were under “difficult and dangerous conditions.” setting the stage to set the soldiers free when the judges’ get ready to announce their decisions at a later date.

Just as in last August when Israel investigated an Israeli Captain for killing a 13 year old girl by shooting her 17 times.  While he was found guilty of the killing, like the Israeli soldiers in the above case,  and due to extenuating circumstances of the killing was justified and the Israeli Captain was set free. 

This is part of Israel ploy to fool or assuage the international community: that crimes committed by its soldiers are not condoned and are investigated, like the killing of 9 Turkish civilians at high seas, or Sabra and Shatilla, Jennie, Kana in Lebanon or Gaza massacres, or …  just endless. But then no one is convicted. The father of Sabra and Shatilla Massacre became Israeli Prime Minister joining the club of Israeli ex terrorists who shared the same premier chair before and after him.

There has been many documented cases where Israeli soldiers used Palestinians as human shield, (Goldstone report was the latest), yet they accuse (unproven) the Palestinians of the same. In the last war crimes against Gaza, more than 50 Palestinian civilians were killed for every Israeli civilian. Yet Israel cries wolf at the harmless fireworks she received from Gaza

Israel does not have a system of accountability; it has a system of mendacity.