Israeli officials must be held accountable for War Crimes, MPs say

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    Calling the devastation in the Gaza Strip clear evidence of war crimes, a group of MPs who just returned from the beleaguered territory called for Israeli officials to be held accountable in a post-trip briefing held in the British House of Commons. The MPs travelled to Gaza in a delegation sponsored by the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza. The UK is one of a number of countries where private prosecutions can be brought for alleged war crimes committed abroad.

    MP Martin Linton, who visited Gaza a year ago and again shortly after the Israeli invasion, expressed his shock at the absence of any kind of reconstruction due to the Israeli refusal to allow in any building materials. “Schools still devastated, factories do not work...everything is as it was a year ago, just after the attack.”

    Sir Gerald Kaufman, a Jewish member of British Parliament who led the largest delegation of European government officials to visit Gaza since the Israeli invasion stated that “the international community is responsible for the siege on Gaza, and we can force an end to it by removing our support. I will make that motion in Parliament, and demand that (British Foreign Secretary) David Milbrand visit the Gaza Strip to see for himself the tragedy our protection of Israel has wrought.”

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    Devastation is war crimes? Only when Israel is involved. Did Russia commit war crimes in Chechnya?

    Let's exhume Churchill's and Truman's remains and try them for war crimes in Nuremberg.
     
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    Are you trying to shift focus rather than sticking with the issues?
     
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    Shit-for-brains, you are clueless of the issues. Your parents must have dropped you on your head.
     
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    I still don't see anything on the issues.
     

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