#96 Fox. When excuses fail - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 25.11.09 | 18:11 (IST)

    It's not a very sophisticated tactic to falsely claim your interlocutor makes a statement and then attack him for it. I claimed no expertise on Egyptian border, except, I can read. The wall has nothing to do with the tunnels. Thus it has no bearing on arms trade. It doesnt play any role in punishing the civilian population, so why object to it. You and your fellow blockade apologist, Tim R., seem to think that if you can just find enough examples of siege warfare to compare with the Israeli blockade, somehow it would make the blockade justified and legal. There are no comparisons. Thru all the historical blockades there were no UN nor international laws to govern the collective punishment of civilians. There are now, and Israel is violating the 33rd article of the 4th Geneva Convention, and thus in commission of a war crime. It is none of Israel's business how Hamas governs Gaza and the rockets have stopped. The likes of me will forever criticize Israeli violation of international l

    from the article: Response / Henry Siegman on Burston and 'Israel's pathology'
    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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