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Report not entirely one sided
Amnesty urges UN to probe Israel strategy
By Neil MacDonald in Beirut
Published: August 22 2006 23:47 | Last updated: August 22 2006 23:47
Noting violations by both sides, Amnesty says it has asked the United Nations to open a ?comprehensive, independent and impartial inquiry? about the 34-day war between Israel and the Lebanese-based Hizbollah militia.
The losses inflicted by Israeli forces were not just ?collateral damage? under the accepted rules of war, according to Amnesty.
While Israel has started investigations into some of the possible violations by its forces, the Lebanese government is yet to look into actions by Hizbollah that also break international humanitarian law, the Amnesty report says.
The head of the research team that prepared the report, Donatella Rovera, says the main difference between Israel?s and Hizbollah?s violations is the ?issue of scale?.
Every bombardment by Hizbollah against Israel was indisriminate and therefore unlawful, Ms Rovera said, regardless of the technological limitations of the militia?s old-fashioned Katyusha rockets.
But she also countered Israeli claims about ?responding to the source of fire,? which is legal. ?This doesn?t mean send a hell of a lot of stuff vaguely in that direction,? she said.
when you use the civillians like thos hazzballa did whos at fault?
i know that you think isreal shoulda ignored the rockets that mind you were aimed at civvilian populations as they werent made to destroy equipment..
to bad isreal used restraint:(
the next time i hope she dosnt:)
Any NGO would question
Israel in this case and in many more. NOT the Jews, but Israel. Only the blind can defend Israel's (NOT the Jew's) terrorism in the region.
ok your buddies who hide with civillians
arent the cause you blind hate preaching
Again you call Israel ''terrorists''....
yet as far as I know you have never called Hezbollah or Hamas terrorists. Why is that?
Is Hezbollah a terrorist organization?
Is Hamas a terrorist organization?
Let's not dance around. Which side are you on?
no dance ed
he said this outragious cliam b4 and it was removed because he new he went over the line.
this time its saved
least he asks to have it removed
(NT) Answer please?
(NT) No dance needed, we know which side
"Is Hezbollah a terrorist organization?"
It is an organization that has been elected into the Lebanese parliament by the Lebanese people.
"Is Hamas a terrorist organization?"
It is an organization that has been elected by the people of Palestine.
(NT) Nice dance
we asked for a two-step
and all we got was a side-step....
why am i not surprised....
OK. Now, you need to answer the question.
Are Hezbollah and Hamas terrorist organizations?
Why won't you answer?
You realize of course that the Israeli government is also elected.
Why are you afraid to answer simple questions?
Are Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations or not?
responding only to Hez
they have two members in Parliament.
does this legitimise the terrorism?
Seems that Lebanon is quite happy to spend Iran and Syria money, particularly in the South and if you hide rockets in the homes of civilians 'for a fee' then that civilian house will be bombed.
The ppl. who died should have known that the money they were given would come back to haunt them.
The Hezbollah militants have no status in Lebanon.
They are not the armed forces of that country and if the Central Government wants to turn a blind eye, they too will pay.
And Israel is a democratic country
that holds free elections for their government as well.....
So why call Israel a terrorist country and yet show extreme reluctance on your part to NOT call the REAL terrorist organizations terrorists?
i think its evident to all
what terry thinks wont make difference now if he says different.
you all have been more than fair in not thinking his/her reluctance to be judged.
he cant see the forest for all the trees are in the way:(
(NT) Please give us your definition of "terrorism"
I am aware of the fact that it is very
controversial and can be interpreted in many different ways. However, my interpretation is violence against civilians which is something that the state of Israel (NOT the Jews) has engaged in for many years against the Palestinians and other people in the region.
So Hezbollah and Hamas ...
... ARE terrorist organizations. Why then can you not simply say so when asked?
that I have already said in another thread that I am against ALL kinds of terrorism.
Do you ...
... consider Hamas and Hezbollah to be terrorist organizations? Yes or no.
Already answered that...
so you could say that
"Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that has been elected into the Lebanese parliament by the Lebanese people"
"Hamas is a terrorist organization that has been elected by the people of Palestine"
Well, actually, no you didn't
A simple "Yes" or "No."
Are Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations?
No you didn't
One last time.
Is Hezbollah a terrorist organization? Is Hamas a terrorist organization?
Yes or no.
Whether or not they are elected is irrelevant. You show no constraint in calling the Israeli government terrorists despite the fact that they have been freely elected for decades more than the recent electoral feats of real terrorists
(NT) No you didn't. What's the yes or no answer?
I think it is clear that you support Hamas and Hezbollah..
in spite of their terrorist
Do you support Al Quaeda? Try to be honest.
(NT) Not an answer.
Sure you are...........
UNLESS that terrorism is aimed at Israel!
That's a vague definition
By that definition any war that causes civilian casualties (which is all of them) involves terrorism.
My understanding of the word is that it is the intentional targeting of civilians. Would you agree?
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