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    • RichardL
    • 18.08.11 | 09:38 (IDT)

    It has not been to court yet so we do not know that the blockade is legal. OK a panel headed by a NZ constitutional lawyer and a Columbian human rights abuser may have followed the warped findings of the Turkel Committee, which supported its position by amongst other things an opinion written by Prof Rosenne in 1946 (before the Geneva Conventions were even adopted). The UNHRC Fact-Finding Mission one should recall was headed by a former ICJ judge and a former chief prosecutor of the UN Special Court of Sierra Leone. And they concluded there was a case for prosecution. If Israel is so sure of its case why won't it go the The Hague and clear it's name? (Come to that why won't General Eiland go to Spain and clear his name of the charges of war crimes.) Your understanding of the events on the Mavi Marmara is disingenuous and totally inaccurate. When soldiers fire at civilians from a helicopter before landing on the deck they are committing a war crime and there is nothing legitimate about that. That is why the IDF has not released the relevant infra-red footage of the arrival of the helicopter, that is why the commandos have not been interviewed and will not be allowed anywhere near an international court, and that in a large part is why Erdogen is taking such a strong line. Stick to the facts and you can see why Israel is getting more and more isolated. You have only yourselves to blame.

    from the article: Turkey plans diplomatic assault on Israel after its refusal to apologize for Gaza flotilla raid
    First published 02:27 18.08.11 | Last updated 02:27 18.08.11
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