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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 04:14 PM
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New UN Secretary General report slams Israeli occupation justice system
In the last twenty-four hours, so much attention has been given to Palestinians with Israeli blood on their hands being released from prison, but little-to-no attention has been given to Israelis with Palestinian blood on their hands who never went to prison in the first place. A new report by the United Nations Secretary General calls into question the double standard.

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"In one of the harshest reports, if not THE harshest reports, issued by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has strongly criticized Israels continued post-1967 occupation of Palestinian territory, the expansion of its population into those territories, and notably the continued attacks against the Arab population that already lives there and the impunity for the Israelis involved in those attacks. Secretary Bans report goes further to suggest that in many cases, the Israeli military is not only complicit in the attacks against the Palestinian population, but sometimes supportive or directly involved.
The report offers a number of examples of lacking justice:

On 27 January 2011, an 18-year-old Palestinian grazing his goats on his land was shot dead at point blank range by a settler on Palestinian land south of the village of Iraq Burin. Footage of the killing captured by a security camera appeared in various media.

On 15 February 2011, an 18-year-old Palestinian from the village of Jalud south of Nablus, which is surrounded by six Israeli settlements and outputs, was shot in his stomach with live ammunition by one of three settlers from a distance of about 40 metres. The settlers then fled towards Kida settlement.

On 7 March 2011, a group of at least 12 settlers from the outpost of Esh Kodeshattacked Palestinians fromQusra. Three of the settlers were armed with a handgun and two rifles while the rest were carrying baseball bats and metal bars. The settlers hurled stones at the Palestinians and fired guns in the air, before physically assaulting the Palestinians. Israel Defense Forces soldiers reached the scene 30 to 45 minutes later, butacted only in support of the settlers. victim was shot in the leg from a distance of some 30 metres by an Israel Defense Forces soldier. Once on the ground he was shot again from close range in the other leg by the same.soldier. While trying to flee, was hit in the leg and kicked in the face by a settler with a wooden stick, in the presence of thesoldier who had just shot him.


The report also notes that many attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank at the hands of Israeli settlers go unreported through official Israeli channels, as is required, because doing so involves the Palestinian going to an Israeli police station inside one of the nearby settlements. Even if they are able to overcome the trauma of the recent attack in order to file such a report, they need to first obtain permission from the Israeli military to actually enter the settlement to reach the police station."

http://972mag.com/new-un-sec-gen-report-slams-israeli-occupation-justice-system/25937/
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 05:03 PM
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 05:53 PM
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2. Welcome to DU.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 05:54 PM
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3. Thumbs up for Israel not existing?
Wow.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 06:00 PM
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4. He gives lots of thumbs up to such nonsense nt
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 06:03 PM
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5. 'embrace your loving neighbors '


Your kidding ,right ?

You forgot the sarcasm tag .
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 06:14 PM
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6. That's an excellent article
Those settlers with blood on their hands should be punished for their crimes instead of being protected.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 06:48 PM
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7. Hi Violet...
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-11 08:03 PM
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8. Good Save ?



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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 06:52 AM
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9. UN reports have NO credibility when it comes to Israel
Unfortunately
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 01:15 PM
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10. Really what is in the report that is provably untrue?
anything?
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 04:38 PM
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11. As valuable as the reports, issued by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon
On Syria`s murderous regime.

On Libya.

On Uganda agenda to kill Queers.

On Turkey's recent massacre of the Kurds.


Oh yeah,they non-existant.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 07:19 PM
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12. Some background from July of this year.
Heated debate over Palestinian prisoners in Israel

The Israeli government's plans to make conditions tougher for Palestinian prisoners in its jails is drawing attention to a highly sensitive issue, says the BBC's Yolande Knell in Jerusalem.

The entrance to the Abu Jihad Museum for the Prisoners' Movement closely resembles a jail. Step inside the revolving steel door topped by barbed wire and you stand behind bars that surround the ticket desk.

Exhibits at the site, in the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem, tell the stories of Palestinian political prisoners from the British Mandate period to modern-day Israel.

Palestinians have come to view their experience of detention, for actions that oppose the occupation of their land, as part of their national identity.

remainder: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13989989
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