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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:07 PM
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Israel must pay for destruction of Gaza, says international lawyer
London
, Jan 21, IRNA In addition to the tragic loss of life resulting from the Israeli invasion of Gaza, much Palestinian property and infrastructure has been reduced to rubble, Mansell said.

This is far from the first time that this has happened and each time the international community is called upon to rebuild what has been wantonly destroyed, he said Wednesday.

In a letter to the Independent newspaper, the international lawyer
cites the case of Iraq being forced to pay reparations both for property and lives lost following its unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990.

UN Security Council resolution 687 was passed stating that Iraq was liable under international law for any direct loss, damage, including environmental damage and war reparations were subsequently assessed at dlrs 53 bn, much of which has been paid.

more: http://www.mathaba.net/rss/?x=616026
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:08 PM
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1. Never will happen, Israel doesn't follow UN resolutions they don't like
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:33 PM
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2. Like Iraq and Kuwait
after Kuwait fired 5000 rockets at civilians in Iraq and then Iraq invaded.
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Vegasaurus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:42 PM
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3. (Shhhh, no facts please)...nt
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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:47 PM
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4. No, Kuwait was slant drilling and taking Iraq's oil weren't they?
Of course you conveniently forget this info.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:02 PM
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5. Very clever of me to leave that out, huh?
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:08 AM
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6. Its not an apples to apples situation
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:34 AM
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7. No, make Hamas pay for it. Maybe they can hold little
yard sales and sell off all of those grad rockets that were responsible for initiating the destruction of their infrastructure.

Or have their Iranian friends fork over the cash since their indirectly responsible also.
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