Sunday, February 10, 2008

'CAN YOU IMAGINE THE PROTESTS AGAINST PUNISHING ALL ISRAELIS'

By DesertPeace ∙ February 10, 2008

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff


“If all residents of the Gaza Strip deserve to be punished because of the Qassam rockets, then maybe all Israelis deserve to be punished because of the occupation?”

That’s an interesting question…… as for me, I firmly believe collective punishment is wrong in all cases…. nothing can justify the innocent suffering. But can you just hear the outcry from the Western World if Israelis were also punished.

The Supreme Court of Israel disagrees with me…. Gideon Levy deals with the question in THIS report….
The severity of the Supreme Court’s decision is not only on the human level: The Supreme Court is authorizing collective punishment, which is specifically forbidden under international law (Article 33 of the Geneva Convention). Henceforth, Israel will no longer be able to complain about attacks against innocents in Israel: If all the residents of the Gaza Strip deserve to be punished because of the Qassam rockets, then maybe all Israelis deserve to be punished because of the occupation?
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