Spanish FM to Livni: We'll amend law to prevent future probes

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  1. toomuchtime_

    toomuchtime_ Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2008
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    Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni spoke on the phone with her Spanish counterpart Miguel Moratinos on Friday concerning the previous day's decision by a Spanish judge to launch a probe of seven former top security officials for alleged war crimes in the 2002 bombing in Gaza that killed top Hamas terrorist Salah Shehadeh and 14 other people.

    Moratinos assured Livni that his government would amend the authority of the Spanish courts to prevent such probes from being launched in the future.

    Livni told Moratinos that this was "very important news for the Israeli public."

    Moratinos stressed that any amendments would not be made in time for the Shehadeh case, but said that his office would work to annul the investigation, Army Radio reported on Friday afternoon.

    Earlier Friday, the Justice Ministry sent key documents to Spanish authorities on the assassination in an attempt to bring about an annulment of the investigation.

    The probe was ordered against National Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who was defense minister at the time; Likud Knesset candidate Moshe Ya'alon, who was chief of General Staff; Dan Halutz, then commander of the air force; Doron Almog, who was OC Southern Command; then-National Security Council head Giora Eiland; the defense minister's military secretary, Mike Herzog; and Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, who was head of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

    Ya'alon said Friday that threat of legal action didn't concern him.

    "It's all propaganda, and it's being led by Arab groups with the help of Israelis who are giving them information," he told Army Radio. "I'm not worried that they might charge me."

    "The aim is to make out that we are war criminals, in order to delegitimize Israel and hurt its good name," claimed Ya'alon. "We conducted an inquiry and found that the home where most of the victims were was meant to be undergoing renovation. Two days earlier, we had a chance to hit Shehadeh, but since innocent civilians were in the area, we didn't approve the attack."

    "Even the High Court has turned down a similar petition, and in the US, it was rejected out of hand," he continued.

    On Thursday, the Justice Ministry rejected allegations that it had failed to take seriously a request from Spanish authorities to turn over the key case documents.

    It issued a statement saying that "the Spanish authorities asked to receive materials in the course of January, and because of the large quantity of the material in question, the preparation of the documents has continued until now."

    Spanish FM to Livni: We'll amend law to prevent future probes | Israel | Jerusalem Post
  2. Shogun

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

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    Just the good ol' boys
    Never meanin' no harm.
    Beats all you never saw
    Been in trouble with the law
    Since the day the was born

    Staightnin' the curves
    Flatnin the hills
    Someday the mountain might get 'em
    But the law never will

    Makin' their way
    The only way they know how
    That's just a little bit more
    Than the law will allow.

    I tellya.. Who needs laws when we could just pass everything by a zionist jew for their stamp of approval? Geneva? Who needs that shit if it's going to tarnish the actions of israel!?

    Dont these dirty fucking goyim KNOW that jews CANNOT BE WAR CRIMINALS!!


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