Little Green Footballs

Monday, February 06, 2006

A free pass for criminals

Well this is a brave new frontier for the 'war on terror'. The Israeli government is lobbying the UK government to relax its war crimes law. Obviously this is a move to make it easier for Israeli military officials, for example General Almog, to visit the UK. General Almog is alleged to have ordered the destruction of 59 Palestinian civilian homes in revenge for the death of Israeli soldiers, in breach of the Geneva conventions.

The government is considering weakening laws designed to capture alleged war criminals and torturers who enter Britain, after pressure from the Israeli government, the Guardian has learned.

The changes would bar individuals from seeking international warrants for the arrest of people suspected of serious human rights abuses. The government has confirmed that Israeli officials have lobbied for changes in the law, which has kept some of their military officials away from Britain in case there should be an attempt to arrest them.
Via Jewschool

1 comment:

adultmalebluegrouse said...

If we start excluding senior Israeli Occupation Force figures from the West how are we going to sell them all the military hardware they need to kill Palestinians and demolish their houses?

If it wasn’t for the West providing them with what they need they'd be committing war crimes with homemade machetes or sharpened olive branches or something. We cant have that.

It just takes too long to kill everybody.