All The News Anti-Palestinian Posters Will Not Read Or Discuss

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Chief prosecutor insists ICC has jurisdiction to probe war crimes in ‘Palestine’

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday reiterated her position that Palestine is a state for the purposes of transferring criminal jurisdiction over its territory to The Hague.

Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars, Fatou Bensouda’s view, laid out in great detail in a 60-page document, could pave the way for an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

“The Prosecution has carefully considered the observations of the participants and remains of the view that the Court has jurisdiction over the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” she wrote.
"Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars,"

At least she was thorough about being arbitrary and capricious.
What this source does not report is that there were many legal opinions submitted from all over the world.
There is also the issue of Bensouda, on behalf of the ICC, seemingly granting statehood to some place called "Palestine". I was never aware that a prosecutor for the ICC had that authority.

How do you think competing, Islamic terrorist mini-caliphates will address their newfound statehood?
 

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RE: All The News Anti-Palestinian Posters Will Not Read Or Discuss
※→ Hollie, et al,

BLUF: In politics, a great deal of politicians being somewhat knowledgeable in the manipulation of laws and writings, if not law school graduates, are very good at twisting a law or two into their favor, even if it wasn't the intent.

I'm looking for some clarification, here. As I understand it, the ICC could claim jurisdiction in connection with disputes involving those nations which are signatories to the Rome Statute. I wouldn't expect all nations to concede ICC jurisdiction over matters that a nation might hold to be issues of domestic affairs or matters that might be construed as intruding upon sovereignty, signatory or not. Israel is not a signatory so I'm not clear that prosecutor Bensouda's decision is anything but window dressing.
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I believe that given a continuation of the failed political achievements in the vicinity of the Middle East and North Africa, Israel may very try to keep its distance from The Hague and those that use international law for diabolical and propaganda purposes. In the last thousand years, the Laws of the Western Civilizations have not been very successful in meeting out justice to the Jewish People being forced to migrate/relocate every century or so.

I would not expect the Jewish People of the world would find the Rule of Law very sympathetic to their plight. So, those of us that are watching as outside observers would record much trust and confidence in rulings announced by the Western Civilizations. The presentation of rulings based on sympathy and the valid law clearly undermines this integrity of the International Law Community.


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Chief prosecutor insists ICC has jurisdiction to probe war crimes in ‘Palestine’
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday reiterated her position that Palestine is a state for the purposes of transferring criminal jurisdiction over its territory to The Hague.

Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars, Fatou Bensouda’s view, laid out in great detail in a 60-page document, could pave the way for an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

“The Prosecution has carefully considered the observations of the participants and remains of the view that the Court has jurisdiction over the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” she wrote.
"Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars,"

At least she was thorough about being arbitrary and capricious.
What this source does not report is that there were many legal opinions submitted from all over the world.
Indeed, many submitted, but some got purposefully ignored.

She met with many anti-Israel organizations and activists,
and not a single one representing the Israeli victims.
 

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Chief prosecutor insists ICC has jurisdiction to probe war crimes in ‘Palestine’

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday reiterated her position that Palestine is a state for the purposes of transferring criminal jurisdiction over its territory to The Hague.

Dismissing the legal opinions of several states and dozens of international law scholars, Fatou Bensouda’s view, laid out in great detail in a 60-page document, could pave the way for an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

“The Prosecution has carefully considered the observations of the participants and remains of the view that the Court has jurisdiction over the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” she wrote.
Pallywood can start filming the crimes tomorrow.
 

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MPs press for sanctions against Israel over West Bank annexations

Nearly 130 parliamentarians, including former Conservative cabinet ministers, have written to Boris Johnson urging him to impose economic sanctions against Israel if Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government goes ahead with its threat to annex parts of the West Bank.

The letter, signed by the former Tory chairman Lord Patten and the former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, says annexation would be clearly illegal under international law.

The signatories, which also include diplomats and prominent campaigners against antisemitism in the Labour party such as Margaret Hodge, point out that the UK did not hesitate to sanction Russia after the annexation of Crimea, claiming any move in the West Bank would warrant a similar response.

 

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MPs press for sanctions against Israel over West Bank annexations

Nearly 130 parliamentarians, including former Conservative cabinet ministers, have written to Boris Johnson urging him to impose economic sanctions against Israel if Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government goes ahead with its threat to annex parts of the West Bank.

The letter, signed by the former Tory chairman Lord Patten and the former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, says annexation would be clearly illegal under international law.

The signatories, which also include diplomats and prominent campaigners against antisemitism in the Labour party such as Margaret Hodge, point out that the UK did not hesitate to sanction Russia after the annexation of Crimea, claiming any move in the West Bank would warrant a similar response.

Indeed. You should petition the OIC to issue an email "condemning in the strongest terms ...".
 

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Complaint to Inspector General: Special Treatment for Zionist Group Violates Federal Law

Palestine Legal and eight other civil rights organizations have filed a complaint with the inspector general for the Department of Education, urging the office to investigate Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth Marcus for violations of federal law in his handling of a case against Rutgers University.

The complaint, submitted on Wednesday by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Civil Liberties Defense Center, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Defending Rights & Dissent, Palestine Legal, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and Project South, describes how Marcus deviated from established Department of Education policies and practices to carry out his career agenda of shutting down campus advocacy for Palestinian rights.

A similar group of organizations warned Marcus in December 2018 to stop abusing his position to target campus speech on Palestine. An array of civil rights groups also opposed Marcus’s confirmation because of his abysmal record on civil rights and speech issues. He was confirmed on party lines, with no Democrats voting in his favor, in June 2018.
 

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Complaint to Inspector General: Special Treatment for Zionist Group Violates Federal Law

Palestine Legal and eight other civil rights organizations have filed a complaint with the inspector general for the Department of Education, urging the office to investigate Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth Marcus for violations of federal law in his handling of a case against Rutgers University.

The complaint, submitted on Wednesday by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Civil Liberties Defense Center, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Defending Rights & Dissent, Palestine Legal, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and Project South, describes how Marcus deviated from established Department of Education policies and practices to carry out his career agenda of shutting down campus advocacy for Palestinian rights.

A similar group of organizations warned Marcus in December 2018 to stop abusing his position to target campus speech on Palestine. An array of civil rights groups also opposed Marcus’s confirmation because of his abysmal record on civil rights and speech issues. He was confirmed on party lines, with no Democrats voting in his favor, in June 2018.
I don't understand how an ad hominem attack,
prevents the case Marcus filed from being investigated.

If they care about free speech,
why impose a fee and block students with pro-Israel views from the event?
 

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Agent for Israel drops lawsuit against National Lawyers Guild

A lawsuit intended to harass the National Lawyers Guild over its support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights has been voluntarily dismissed by the anti-Palestinian litigant who filed it.

The lawsuit was “part of a global effort, led by Israel, seeking to paint support for Palestinian human rights as discrimination,” according to NLG.

David Abrams
, the director of the Zionist Advocacy Center, filed his lawsuit after the civil rights group refused, in 2016, to publish an advertisement in its annual journal for his shadowy company located inside an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Abrams’ company, Bibliotechnical Athenaeum, wanted to publish the ad claiming that Gush Etzion is part of Israel.

 

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Agent for Israel drops lawsuit against National Lawyers Guild

A lawsuit intended to harass the National Lawyers Guild over its support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights has been voluntarily dismissed by the anti-Palestinian litigant who filed it.

The lawsuit was “part of a global effort, led by Israel, seeking to paint support for Palestinian human rights as discrimination,” according to NLG.
David Abrams, the director of the Zionist Advocacy Center, filed his lawsuit after the civil rights group refused, in 2016, to publish an advertisement in its annual journal for his shadowy company located inside an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Abrams’ company, Bibliotechnical Athenaeum, wanted to publish the ad claiming that Gush Etzion is part of Israel.

Dropped?
Not exactly.

NLG signed a non-discrimination policy drafted by Abrams,
and commitment to refrain from further discrimination against Israelis.

 
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Agent for Israel drops lawsuit against National Lawyers Guild

A lawsuit intended to harass the National Lawyers Guild over its support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights has been voluntarily dismissed by the anti-Palestinian litigant who filed it.

The lawsuit was “part of a global effort, led by Israel, seeking to paint support for Palestinian human rights as discrimination,” according to NLG.

David Abrams
, the director of the Zionist Advocacy Center, filed his lawsuit after the civil rights group refused, in 2016, to publish an advertisement in its annual journal for his shadowy company located inside an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Abrams’ company, Bibliotechnical Athenaeum, wanted to publish the ad claiming that Gush Etzion is part of Israel.

Shadowy company? Sounds ominous!!!
 

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Israel wages scorched earth warfare in Gaza


Palestinian farmers have incurred severe losses because Israel has repeatedly sprayed their crops with herbicides.
Mohammed Al-Hajjar The Electronic Intifada

Ibrahim was working on a farm when he saw an Israeli aircraft approach. As the aircraft got nearer, Ibrahim noticed that a liquid was being sprayed from it. He was immediately worried that the crops he had planted would not survive.

“This is the fourth time that the farm has been sprayed with herbicides during my time working on it,” the 45-year-old said. “After every spraying, the crops have withered and died.”

The damage caused by the spraying – which occurred in April – has meant that Ibrahim is now out of work and without an income.

Israel’s herbicide offensive damaged 145 acres of farmland in the east and north of Gaza last month. More than 90 farmers experienced financial losses as a result.

Israel has admitted – following freedom of information requests by the human rights group Gisha – that it undertook almost 30 spraying operations against Gaza’s farmers between 2014 and 2018. Nearly 1,900 acres of arable land were harmed during that period.

International law prohibits military attacks that target farms and the crops growing on them.

 

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Despite pandemic, Israeli army shoots at water tanks in Palestinian village

B'Tselem has concluded that the shooting is deliberate, and “an illegal act of collective punishment.”

For the past nine years, the residents of the village have been holding weekly demonstrations against the confiscation of their village’s land for the use of settlement expansion and the permanent closure of the main road connecting the village to Nablus.

Nearly every week they are met with violence on part of Israeli forces, which has over the years resulted in severe injuries, disabilities, and even death.

In recent weeks, however, Israeli forces have been practicing a new tactic of suppression in the village, one the Israeli rights group B’Tselem has slammed as “collective punishment” in a new report published Wednesday.

Since the beginning of April, Israeli forces have been documented shooting holes into the water tanks on the rooftops of people’s homes in the village, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage and significant loss of water resources for the community.

 

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Israeli forces seize Palestinian-owned land in Ya’bad town in Jenin

The Israeli occupation forces on Friday appropriated a Palestinian-owned agricultural land in Ya’bad town, southeast of Jenin in the West Bank.


According to local sources, an Israeli army officer phoned a Palestinian citizen from the family of Abu Bakr and notified him of a decision to seize 3.5 dunums of agricultural land belonging to him near a military checkpoint and the settlement of Mevo Dotan.

About one year ago, the Israeli occupation army seized hundreds of dunums along the road between Jenin and Tulkarem, deployed barbed wire around the area and declared it a closed military zone.

 

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Wuallaq, heard about the 100 families forming the 'Choosing Life' NGO,
didn't know they were already that active and serious.

Thanks for the update.

If you live by the sword...
Indeed:

3 Palestinian terrorists killed at Gaza border after attacking troops
Categories: Hamas


The IDF said its soldiers killed three Palestinian terrorists who crossed the Gaza security fence and threw an explosive device at troops on Tuesday.

 

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Wuallaq, heard about the 100 families forming the 'Choosing Life' NGO,
didn't know they were already that active and serious.

Thanks for the update.

If you live by the sword...
Indeed:

3 Palestinian terrorists killed at Gaza border after attacking troops
Categories: Hamas


The IDF said its soldiers killed three Palestinian terrorists who crossed the Gaza security fence and threw an explosive device at troops on Tuesday.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
 

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Israeli forces kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday after saying they suspected he was carrying a weapon.

The shooting drew broad condemnations and revived complaints alleging excessive force by Israeli security forces. On social media, some compared the shooting to police violence in the U.S.

Relatives identified the deceased man as Iyad Halak, 32. They said he suffered from autism and was heading to the school for students with special needs where he studied each day when he was shot.

In a statement, Israeli police said they spotted a suspect “with a suspicious object that looked like a pistol.” When he failed to obey orders to stop, officers opened fire, the statement said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld later said no weapon was found.

 

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