Skip to comments.UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign
Posted on 07/11/2014 7:59:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Israels 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 shes 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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Do the rocket attacks into Israel violate international law against targeting civilians???
The people at the UN are cretins!
I doubt the legality of the UN’s existence.
forget that noise...
Many of the people at the UN are evil. Not all, but enough.
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!
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.
It depends on if you view non-uniformed combatants as civilians or terrorists.
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.
Israel has a much better legal justification for its air raid of Gaza than Obama had for his air raid of Libya.
“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?
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.
had the moosie turds that hit us on 9-11 instead hit the U.N. would anyone really have cared???
Amen! By an order of magnitude!!!
The UN? You mean that ‘dictator protection agency’? My guess is they’re siding with the thugs and lowlifes... as usual...
I would have gone out in the street and passed out candy. lol
Get these morons out of our country.
I’m a missile for missile kind of person myself.
Not according to the United States Rules of Engagement as established in COIN written by Petraeus.
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??
Tough shit! I wish Bibi would turn the whole Gaza strip into rubble.
Come back and let's discuss it when you're not high.
But the Palestinians shooting missiles into Israel is just fine with them, is that it?
Statements like this mean that the UN is siding with Hamas against Israel. Not the biggest surprise, to be sure.
> 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!