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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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Report: Belgian court petitioned to arrest Livni upon arrival in Brussels
Report: Belgian court petitioned to arrest Livni upon arrival in Brussels

European attorneys have reportedly petitioned a Belgian court to arrest Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni upon her arrival in Brussels later Wednesday, according to the Jawalan.com Web Site.

The complaints was apparently lodged on behalf of Belgian and French nationals with relatives who were either wounded or killed in Gaza, and calls for Livni to be arrested for war crimes.

The Foreign Ministry is looking into the report and the Israeli embassy in Brussels has not yet been involved in the matter, sources said.
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Belgian law does not actually allow the arrest of a foreign official with high standing, but the matter could bring embarrassment to Israel and may represent the first in a string of lawsuits now being prepared by pro-Palestinian elements around the world.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1057485.html
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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1. EU foreign ministers press Livni to engage in credible peace process
EU FOREIGN ministers pressed Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni last night to allow humanitarian aid to flow freely into Gaza and engage in a credible peace process.

They also expressed concern at the disproportionate use of force applied by Israel during its three- week assault against Hamas, which cost 1,300 Palestinian lives.

It is very important that Gaza is open, that the crossings are opened, so that the help the international community is willing to give can arrive, said EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana shortly before an EU foreign ministers dinner in Brussels attended by Ms Livni.

Dick Roche, who represented the Government at the dinner, said he remained concerned at the consequences of the disproportionate Israeli military action in Gaza.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0122/123...
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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2. Wow, K&R and thanks for the post.
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