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UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign
Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 10:17 AM EDT | John Heilprin

Posted on 07/11/2014 7:59:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Israel’s air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Friday.

Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly rocket-launching sites, and the Gaza militants, who have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel, must abide by international law. […]

Pillay says she’s seen for herself in Gaza how traumatic the airstrikes and rocket attacks are for civilians, particularly children. Her office says civilians bear the brunt of the conflict now …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: associatedpress; dissociatedpress; hamas; israel; johnheilprin; kenyanbornmuzzie; navipillay; rop; stih; un; waronterror
Pillay is a born liar. Wonder if she is proud of creating a bigger mess in South Africa than what it was under apartheid?
1 posted on 07/11/2014 7:59:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Do the rocket attacks into Israel violate international law against targeting civilians???


2 posted on 07/11/2014 8:00:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The people at the UN are cretins!


3 posted on 07/11/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

I doubt the legality of the UN’s existence.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Olog-hai
Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly rocket-launching sites, and the Gaza militants, who have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel, must abide by international law. […]

forget that noise...

5 posted on 07/11/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BunnySlippers
Don't insult cretins.

Many of the people at the UN are evil. Not all, but enough.

6 posted on 07/11/2014 8:02:59 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Olog-hai

You can take what the UN knows about ‘legality’ and fit it onto the head of a pin... and still have room for a Hummer!


7 posted on 07/11/2014 8:04:05 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Olog-hai
I missed the part about the rockets fired on Israel are against international humanitarian laws?

When the muslim terrorist fire a rocket against Israel, Israel fires one back. Unfortunately for the muslim terrorists, Israel's aim is a lot better.

8 posted on 07/11/2014 8:04:46 AM PDT by Kozy
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To: Olog-hai

It depends on if you view non-uniformed combatants as civilians or terrorists.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 8:05:55 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

Here we go again. THE UN WANTS TO STOP ISRAEL FROM DEFENDING HERSELF. Never mind that HAMAS has been lobbing rockets into Israel and said they will not stop. The only thing preventing JEWISH casualties, is the “IRON DOME” Israel has. It doesn’t matter what this corrupt organization says or does, Israel will continue to defend herself.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 8:07:03 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: Olog-hai

Israel has a much better legal justification for its air raid of Gaza than Obama had for his air raid of Libya.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Do the rocket attacks into Israel violate international law against targeting civilians???”

Someone correct me if I am wrong here. Based on the Geneva Convention, If you are a terrorist and you attack a country, can’t you be captured, tortured and killed?


12 posted on 07/11/2014 8:08:58 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Olog-hai

As if any sentient being gives a smelly Obama about the UN.

In fact, I’d pay Israel to take out the UN.

Don’t care that it’s in NY, the collateral damage raises the nation’s IQ.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

had the moosie turds that hit us on 9-11 instead hit the U.N. would anyone really have cared???


14 posted on 07/11/2014 8:10:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Olog-hai
UN has been notoriously silent on rockets launched into Israel.
Therefore they should have no standing now.

15 posted on 07/11/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: circlecity
Israel has a much better legal justification for its air raid of Gaza than Obama had for his air raid of Libya.

Amen! By an order of magnitude!!!

16 posted on 07/11/2014 8:17:33 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Olog-hai

The UN? You mean that ‘dictator protection agency’? My guess is they’re siding with the thugs and lowlifes... as usual...


17 posted on 07/11/2014 8:18:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: Joe Boucher

I would have gone out in the street and passed out candy. lol


18 posted on 07/11/2014 8:19:46 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Olog-hai

Get these morons out of our country.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 8:37:47 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: latina4dubya

I’m a missile for missile kind of person myself.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 8:40:03 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Not according to the United States Rules of Engagement as established in COIN written by Petraeus.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Olog-hai

THE UN is a criminal organization.

RICO charges should be brought by the World Court of Conjecture and fines should be levied.

So, you can no longer defend yourself as you see fit to quell a hotbed of unrest and 10,000 rockets, all aimed at you and your family?

But if we try reeeeallly reeallly hard, we can beat climate change??

Maranatha..


22 posted on 07/11/2014 8:52:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Tough shit! I wish Bibi would turn the whole Gaza strip into rubble.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 8:52:29 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Olog-hai
Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner

Come back and let's discuss it when you're not high.

24 posted on 07/11/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Olog-hai

But the Palestinians shooting missiles into Israel is just fine with them, is that it?


25 posted on 07/11/2014 8:55:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Olog-hai
So it's Israel's fault that they are retaliating against Hamas rockets fired at Israeli civilians from civilian locations in Gaza? In this putrid UN bureaucrat's morally deficient reasoning, does Hamas bear any responsibility for what may happen to Palestinian civilians?

Statements like this mean that the UN is siding with Hamas against Israel. Not the biggest surprise, to be sure.

26 posted on 07/11/2014 9:03:02 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly rocket-launching sites, and the Gaza militants, who have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel, must abide by international law.

Hmm. So, how does one indiscriminately fire missiles at non-combatants and use human shields and still abide by ‘international law’?

The answer is — be a jihadist!

Thanks Olog-hai.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 9:33:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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