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Israel wants laws of war changed

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No, this is not a bad joke.  They want to be exempted from the standards of decency, written after the ghastly persecutions of WWII.  Now that Israel claims status as a Colonial Power, what’s a little genocide flavored with white phosphorus? (nothing is really bad when they do it….)

From correspondents in Jerusalem  Agence France-Presse   Oct.21, 2009

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed his government to draw up proposals to amend the international laws of war after a damning UN report on its war in Gaza.

The security cabinet did not, however, discuss calls overnight made by ministers for an internal investigation into the 22-day offensive at the turn of the year that killed some 1400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, an official said.

“The prime minister instructed the relevant government bodies to examine a worldwide campaign to amend the international laws of war to adapt them to the spread of global terrorism,” his office said.

Israel was dealt a heavy diplomatic blow with the adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of the report that accused both Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip of war crimes.

Israel’s closest allies, the United States, Britain and France urged it to investigate war crime allegations raised by the fact-finding missions headed by Richard Goldstone, a former international war crimes prosecutor.

Defence Minister Ehud Barak backed Mr Netanyahu’s call for a diplomatic campaign, saying that Israel should propose changes in the international laws of war “in order to facilitate the war on terrorism”, an official quoted him as saying……

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