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January 26, 2015

”What Is A War Crime”?
—————————– Israel commits war crimes in the form of collective punishment, disproportionate force, targeting of civilians, and other violations of the ”Geneva Conventions” and international law. Despite these repeated war crimes and other ”human rights” violations, the United States government continues to give Israel economic, military, and diplomatic support in violation of its own laws &” international laws”.
Israel repeatedly violates the ”Geneva Conventions” by:
1. Targeting, killing, and collectively punishing non-combatant men, women and children.———————————————————————————————–
2. Moving its own population into an occupied zone
3. Imposing unnecessary curfews and closures
4. Exercising disproportionate use of force
5. Israel defies international law and hundreds of ”U.N”. resolutions by:
6. Refusing to end over 40 years of military occupation
7. Expanding and adding Israeli settlements
8. Building the Apartheid Wall to take over Palestinian land and water resources
9. Denying the right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees
————————————————————————————————————”DEFINITION OF “WAR CRIME”
————————– A war crime is defined as a grave violation of the ”Geneva Conventions” or ”international humanitarian law”. Both Israel and the United States are signatories to the ”Geneva Conventions.” Under our Constitution, ratification of a treaty, such as the ”Geneva Conventions,” makes that treaty binding U.S. law. In other words, a treaty becomes, in effect, U.S. law that all governments are duty bound to uphold.
Two basic principles underlie the definition of a war crime. One is the principle of distinction, and the other is the principle of proportionality. The principle of distinction means that armed forces must distinguish between civilian populations or targets and military forces or targets, and they are prohibited from deliberately targeting civilians. The principle of proportionality means that the armed forces of a country cannot attack a military target in a way that would result in the loss of civilian life or property disproportionate to the military advantage to be gained.


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