"the civil police are a civilian agency in every country...." the fact that the police is a "civilian police" is what needs to be proven, rather than assumed. in totalitarian countries, there is no such thing as a "civilian police." in totalitarian countries, the role of the police is not to protect the civilian population, but, rather, to protect the totalitarians against the civilian population. hence, in every such case, police are required to belong to the totalitarian party in power. there was no civilian police in mao's china, in hitler's germany, in vichy's france. in hamastan, there is no difference between the police and al qassam brigades or the executive force. members of the police are drawn from the terror organisation's armed wings. the goldstone report admitted as much, but refused to draw the correct conclusion.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: Investigating the IDF would be the real war crime