This time will they allow the Palestinian civilians to flee the war zone? Perhaps into the sea? Unlike last time where they could only flee to somewhere else in the war zone? Israel had ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • talknic
    • 28.12.11 | 13:11 (IST)

    Israel had all the crossings closed, under the 2005 agreement with Egypt, (only possible to have such an agreement as an Occupying Power), thereby preventing civilians from fleeing a war zone, BEFORE attacking, which is illegal under Geneva Convention 1V…Section II..Occupied territories..Art49…"The Occupying Power shall not detain protected persons in an area particularly exposed to the dangers of war unless the security of the population or imperative military reasons so demand" .. Civilians could not even flee into the sea, because Israel controls Palestinian territorial waters. If Israel is not occupying Gaza, an Israeli invasion is war waged by a State against a non-self governing territory and other Regional and World Powers have the RIGHT to intervene, even as far as attacking military infrastructure and installations within Israel. ... The cause of the problem is the stupid notion of Greater Israel, which is a religious notion. This is and has been a religious war for 63 years now underpinned by the multi billion dollar illegal settlement enterprise infesting 50% of the territory allotted for the Arab State, NON of which has ever been legally annexed to Israel. The only thing protecting Israel is the Jewish lobby's strangle hold on the greed, corruption and fear inherent in US politics

    from the article: IDF chief: Gaza war against Hamas was an 'excellent' operation
    First published 01:50 28.12.11 | Last updated 01:50 28.12.11
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