Israeli PM's military attache stays away from UK

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    JERUSALEM – The Israeli army says the prime minister's military attache did not accompany him to Britain this week, fearing pro-Palestinian activists might try to have him arrested on war crimes charges.

    Maj. Gen. Yohanan Locker was deputy chief of the Israel Air Force during Israel's war in Gaza two years ago.

    Activists critical of Israel's conduct in Gaza have sought to arrest other Israeli officials under a British law that allows foreigners to be prosecuted for alleged war crimes committed anywhere in the world.

    Israeli PM's military attache stays away from UK - Yahoo! News
     
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    Why not just arrest the head of the Government? By the way? Will Britain also seek to arrest the known terrorists and murderers in the Hamas Government? Or is that different?
     
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    Interesting questions. Netenyahu was not in office during Cast Lead. Also, settlers are not protected persons according to the Geneva Convention. Attacks against settlers are not illegal.
     
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    Interesting. This Government is wanting to change this law apparently in order to be able to still get information on terrorism.

    Arrest warrant plans make a mockery of universal jurisdiction | Daniel Machover | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

    Here is the Parliament debate on issue

    Universal jurisdiction – debate in parliament | Jews for Justice for Palestinians

    You will notice at the end that this is going on to committee.
     
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    Because Netanyahu wasn't the head of the Government back when the Gaza War occurred.

    Of course that's different, silly. :) Israel doesn't allow anyone in Gaza to leave Gaza, hence they can't actually go anywhere to get arrested.
     

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