Skip to comments.'Hizbullah committing war crimes' (Human Rights Watch finally notices)
Posted on 08/05/2006 8:55:43 AM PDT by Dark Skies
Hizbullah must immediately stop firing rockets into civilian areas in Israel, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.
"Lobbing rockets blindly into civilian areas is without doubt a war crime," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. "Nothing can justify this assault on the most fundamental standards for sparing civilians the hazards of war."
"Most of the attacks appear to have been directed at civilian areas and have hit pedestrians, hospitals, schools, homes and businesses," the humanitarian organization's website stated.
Since July 12, when Hizbullah captured two IDF soldiers and killed eight, Human Rights Watch researchers have been documenting the war's impact on civilians in Israel and Lebanon, interviewing the witnesses and survivors of attacks, as well as doctors, emergency workers, police, military and government officials.
"Hizbullah must stop using the excuse of Israeli misconduct to justify its own," said Roth.
The organization's Web site recognized that northern Israel had come to a virtual standstill because of Hizbullah's rockets, which were "exacting an enormous human and economic toll."
"Under international humanitarian law - also known as the laws of war - parties to an armed conflict must not make the civilian population the object of attack, or fire indiscriminately into civilian areas. Nor can they launch attacks that they know will cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects that exceeds the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated. Such attacks constitute war crimes," the site explained.
"Several medical and educational institutes have sustained damage from Katyusha attacks." Human Rights Watch researchers visited hospitals in Nahariya and Safed after they were hit.
At Nahariya Hospital, rockets had been landing near the hospital since July 12, a hospital spokesperson said. "There are no military bases around here; nothing military at all," he said. "I believe they know perfectly well they are firing at a hospital."
"In the absence of troops or military assets inside, hospitals must never be attacked," Human Rights Watch said. "Deliberately attacking them is a war crime."
Not news. They have been setting up innocent civilians (or should I say non-terrorists) to be killed for their own political purposes to enrage the duped of the world, via the liberal MSM, as to "how cruel and bad Israel is". Sorry Hezzies - we have your number.
And so is the standard Hezbo practice of firing rockets from civilian areas -- using civilians as "human shields."
....but there's no mention of that by Roth and his group.
I can just hear the Hezzies', Iranians' and Syrians' lawyer: "If, according to the Koran, all Jews must die, then the Hezbollah has committed no war crime."
First, Hiz started this.
Second, Hiz is also committing war crimes by launching military attacks from civilian areas. But the pinheads at HRW don't mention that.
That goodness for small favors from Human Rights Watch.
But it's past time the world quit turning a blind eye to Hibullah's strategy of murder by IDF.
The liberal was pathetic.
So they are going to bring a case against Nasrallah in the Hague for war crimes...?????
Kenny doesn't understand this is a theological war; and there are no innocent Infidels regardless of age, creed, gender, race or national origin. - tom
If Robinson was still head of the commission, the war crimes would be on Israel for not "understanding" Hezbollah..
This "IS" TM BIlly Jeff their main method of conducting warfare. Unless they are on top, then its alah out GENOCIDE!
Butt the koranus DEMANDS otherwise! You are an infidel!
Sura 9:5 of the Koranus, wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush.
" upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God." Sura 9:29
Aap aap ahh dap dap!!!!!
It's a religion of peace
It's a religion of peace
Not only did I see him, I fired off a nasty letter to HRW regarding his pro-hezzi views. Maybe I wasn't the only one?
In other news...the sun rose in the east today!
What about using Human Shields?
To his second in command, "What's the latest report on the Infidels? Have we killed them all yet?"
Second in command: "No sir."
Head guy: "Well, then, keep on keeping on! Fire more rockets! Recruit more suicide bombers! Send more terrorists carrying WMDs across the wide-open US border!*. KILL THE INFIDELS!! KILL THEM ALL!!!"
* Sorry, I just had to include that J
I am not a fan of Human Rights Watch, but the boldfaced passage above appears to the human shield issue.
Actually, it is huge news. The fact that Human Rights Watch or any human rights organization has declared any enemy of Israel guilty of anything is virtually unprecedented.
The fact that Human Rights Watch or any human rights organization has declared any enemy of Israel guilty of anything is virtually unprecedented.
In that regard, I agree. But the age old practice of throwing innocents in the line of fire is standard operating procedure for the sub-human terrorists. See what a copy of the Koran can do for your neighborhood ???
Roth must've just got out of a crack cocaine drying out procedure.. He's a bit late with this assessment of Muzzie tactics..
The use of human shields makes them the objects of attack.
That is unquestionably true, but I'm not sure HRW was addressing that. ...but it's difficult to say for sure.
As if this is anything remotely "new."
Life magazine, 1970
These armed children are the arab leaders today.
Whether HWR was quoting the conventions or paraphasing them, I think my interpretation would be widely accepted and HRW by citing this passage tacitly accepts that interpretation.
Too late. HRW has already shown they sleep with the terrorists.
Did HRW just wake up? These attacks on civilians in Israel have been going on since 1948!
I'd swear I saw HRW on Fox this morning accusing Israel of war crimes.
Do NOT trust Human Rights Watch. This is the same group that reportedly condoned the Hizb'allah kidnapping of the two Israeli troops.
AND, this is the same Human Rights Watch that denounced our U.S. military procedures at Guantanamo, bringing the wrath of the world -- including the traitorous slander of Turban Durbin -- down on the heads of our troops.
They have the wiles of a snake.
And it's also FAKE.
I'm glad someone else is paying attention. Shame on Jerusalem Post for falling for HRW crap.
Post 33 is to M. Thatcher not Eagle USA.
When I was in Israel in 1986 our group went to visit the Golan Heights and Lebanese border. We were told that prior to the taking of the area terrorists/soldiers would routinely shoot into northern Israel. So human right's violations against Israelis has been going on for a long time. It would be nice to know how many missiles have been shot into Israel from Lebanon each year. How many have been shot into Israel each month of this year? Anyone know where to get this information?
This is not a disproportionate response if you consider what has been happening for so long. Just the straw that broke Nasrallah's back.
I don't know what was worse...
The limp-wristed liberal, or how Kasich didn't even bother to ask him if he thought the act of firing missiles from civilian areas met the standards for a war-crime.
My wife spotted this one from the kitchen...no audio or captions..and nailed him.
They seem to fall into a pattern.
Voices are even easier. They tend to have high-pitched "squeaky" voices.
Like a broken clock, HRW might be right once in a while.
They are almost grudgingly admitting Hezbollah is committing war crimes. As if they haven't been lobbing missles at purely civilian areas for weeks now.
He later added, "But you know, those Hezbolah war crimes were the really cute, precious ones, like puppies biting your finger or bear cubs pooping in your hot tub."
Also I found this tidbit:
Hezbollah not to blame for war, reports show
Malaysia Sun/Big News Network
Friday 4th August, 2006
Just on three weeks ago, on July 12, the border quiet was interrupted by Hezbollah in a raid on an Israeli military post which resulted in the capture of two Israeli soldiers. Three others died in the attack.
The Hezbollah attack was staged to capture soldiers to use for a prisoner-exchange with Israel, a strategy adopted by both sides in the past. According to Human Rights Watch, targeting and capture of enemy soldiers is allowed under international humanitarian law.
... when it's done by their terrorist icons.
What is "international humanitarian law"? What treaty did these parties sign to invoke that? Who legislated this law? What are they talking about????
What a bunch of idiots!
"According to Human Rights Watch, targeting and capture of enemy soldiers is allowed under international humanitarian law."
Evil people ... liberals LOVE em.