Thursday, June 29, 2006

Collective punishment

Compare and contrast:

Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention:
Part III : Status and treatment of protected persons #Section I : Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories.
No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.

With the following statement from the Israeli Foreign Ministry:

“In response to the abduction of IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit on June 25, IDF forces entered the southern Gaza Strip during the night, moving into the region of Dahaniya in the southeastern Gaza Strip.

The IDF operation has included:

- Artillery fire at open areas in the southern Gaza Strip.
- Aerial attacks on three bridges in the central Gaza Strip.
- Aerial attack on electricity transformer station south of Gaza city
- Entry of armored forces into the Dahaniya area, mainly the abandoned airport. The area of Dahaniya represents a strategic control and observation point over the area of Rafah and the southern Gaza Strip. So far there has been one incident of gunfire and anti-tank missile fire at the forces, but no injuries or damage were reported. “


Louisefeminista said...

Of course it is a contradiction.

The Israeli state does what it wants without any comeback and because they can get away with it.

Words fail me...

Louisefeminista said...

Presumably it is out of order to point out to the Israeli govt that they are subject to the Geneva Convention as well(although they expect others to abide by it at all times).

Again, it is a bloody appalling joke...

Love said...

The problem with socialism is that it is run by humans.

AN said...

Thanks Love, the attempt to get the Dolphins to run the socialist project has so far been unsuccessful.

A Dolphin said...

That's what you think.

AN said...

wewll if you dolphins are running it - you are doing a piss poor job.