30 Ιουλ 2006


QANA, Lebanon (Reuters)
Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:14pm ET
An Israeli air strike killed more than 60 Lebanese civilians,
including at least 37 children, on Sunday

Yesterday Israel rejected again the repeated UN plea for a 72 hour ceasefire
that would allow the evacuation of the civilians
Today Israel declared "deep sorrow" for the dead

The Wedding in Qana
"On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, 'They have no more wine.' 'Dear woman, why do you involve me?' Jesus replied. 'My time has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.' Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, 'Fill the jars with water'; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, 'Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.' They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, 'Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.' (John 2:1-10).

Qana, July 30th, 2006

11 σχόλια:

FHB είπε...

So, if Israel backs off from hitting terrorist targets placed conveniently next to civilians, will the rockets stop hitting Israel, or does that matter?

Μαύρος Γάτος είπε...

"Yesterday Israel rejected again the repeated UN plea for a ceasefire
that would allow the evacuation of the civilians
Today Israel declared "deep sorrow" for the dead"

Obviously you don't want to understand.



northaura είπε...


Ανώνυμος είπε...

Murdering defenceless and innocent civilians can never be justified.
It’s madness. No matter where they come from.
And if I have to take sides, then I am with LIFE! Period!

raffinata είπε...

Κι ο Θεός τους/σας που είναι; Στους γάμους ήξερε να πηγαίνει, στις καταστροφές κάνει την πάπια;

Ecumene είπε...

Tότε έκανε το νερό ..κρασί...

σημερα το κανε αίμα...

Εβραίος θεός..ό,τι θέλει κανει...


Μαύρος Γάτος είπε...

Πολύ καλό,,Εργοτελίνα.

Μαράκι, Θεός ΤΟΥΣ. Τους τον χαρίζω υπερπρόθυμα.

philos είπε...

2000 years ago, in qana, jesus transformed water into wine.

today, in qana, the israeli air force transformed kids into ashes.

Νομίζω ότι τα παραπάνω λόγια του Λιβανέζου καλλιτέχνη, δένουν απόλυτα με αυτά της Εργοτελίνας.

Μαύρος Γάτος είπε...

Ευχαριστώ Φίλε μου. Ανέβασα ήδη άρθρο.

magnon είπε...

Γελοιότητα εις τον κύβο. Διάβασε το επόμενο άρθρο και σταμάτα να καπηλεύεσαι νεκρά πτώματα παιδιών. Πιο πολύ σεβασμός στους νεκρούς, μάλλον καλό θα σου κάνει παρά να σε βλάψει. Σταμάτα να δημοσιεύεις αυτές τις κακόγουστες φωτογραφίες, δεν καταφέρνεις τίποτες παρά να πέφτεις στην παγίδα των φανατικών φουνταμενταλιστών. Μπορείς να μαντέψεις ποιους εννοώ.

Αγράμματε, ε αγράμματε.

Hezbollah's human shields
Alan M. Dershowitz, National Post

Published: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

At the moment, international law seems to help the terrorists. According to former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, "the bombardment of sites with alleged military significance, but resulting invariably in the killing of innocent civilians" is a violation of international law. By this formulation, any democracy that counterattacks terrorists who fire rockets from civilian population centres is guilty of war crimes. This must be changed.

It must become a war crime to fire rockets from civilian population centres and then hide among civilians. The terrorists, not their victims, must be deemed the war criminals.

It should, of course, already be a war crime for terrorists to target civilians from anywhere -- though you wouldn't know it by listening to statements from some UN leaders and "human rights" groups. But it exacerbates the existing crime to target civilians while using human shields.

Nor would it be enough simply to declare Hezbollah's cynical use of civilians as human shields to be a war crime. A multinational force must be empowered to enter the civilian areas from which the rockets have been, are being, or will be fired, and to remove them. This will not be easy, but if it were done it would change the nature of the conflict from one between Israel and Hezbollah to one between the international community and Hezbollah. If the international community believes that Israel is causing too many civilian casualties, let it try to disarm Hezbollah with fewer casualties and with more "proportionality."

The legitimization of Hezbollah's despicable tactics -- tactics that maximize civilian deaths on both sides -- transcends the Arab-Israeli dispute. It marks a new kind of warfare that must become a priority for the international community. To date, much of the criticism has been directed at Israel. At best, Israeli and Hezbollah tactics have been cast as morally equivalent -- despite the indisputable reality that Israel seeks to minimize civilian casualties while Hezbollah seeks to maximize them.

Israel uses pinpoint intelligence and smart bombs in an effort, not always successful, to target the terrorists. Hezbollah, on the other hand, targets Israeli population centres with anti-personnel bombs that spray thousands of pellets of shrapnel in an effort to maximize casualties. There is no moral or legal equivalence between these intentions. But there is equivalence between the level of condemnation directed against them by some in the international community, human rights organizations and the media.

Hezbollah has learned how to use civilian casualties both as a shield and as a sword against democracies. They win every time they kill an Israeli civilian (as long as it is not an Israeli Arab, for which they shed crocodile tears and apologize). And they win every time they induce Israel to fire at them and kill Lebanese civilians.

Just as using human shields is a domestic crime in all civilized nations, so too must using human shields be a war crime under international law. Enforcing a prohibition against launching rockets from a civilian population centre would go a long way toward depriving Hezbollah of its most effective tactic.

- Alan Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard. He is the author, most recently, of Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways. www.alandershowitz.com.


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