A Mistreatment of an Egyptian POW in 1973 !!

In the 1973 Youm Al Kippor war the Israeli POWs did not believe the treatment they received from their Egyptian capturers , regardless of what Israelis may claim they received the model treatment which was recommended by the international agreements and treaties. Already I have lots of historical sources which insh Allah (SWT) I will publish here . It is enough to read Mr. Eran Jacoby ‘s comment to know what sort of treatment the Israelis recieved.

Anyhow as usual it seems that Egyptian POWs on the other side in this war did not receive this treatment,as Abdel Rahman Mohamed Qadous from El-Malha at Gharbia Governorate filed a lawsuit against Israeli prime  minister demanding a $100 Million compensation for the physical damages he suffered from as a resulf of his torture in captivity.

Mr. Qadous was captured from the 16th of October till the 15th of November 1973. He said that he was tortured and was injected  contaminated blood that led him to be infected with Cancer.

I believe this is the first lawsuit filed by a 1973 vet.

I am not surprised for what he said , already there were several stories whether from the surviving 1967 POWs or the people Sinai that the IDF used them as guinea pigs.

The Arab league delegation to Gaza to investigate the IDF war crimes

This week the first Arab league investigation delegation went to Gaza to investigate the IDF war crimes against the Palestinian citizens. I was so happy when I read the news making the headlines whether in the Arab world or Israel despite there was not much comment about it. The delegation will document those crimes in order to escalate the matter in front of the ICC.

This is the first delegation with such mission to be sent from the Arab League as far as I remember, this is so promising for sure. I read before that the Arab league was going to sent an investigation delegation to Gaza but to be honest I did not believe that they were serious.

I hope that they continue to be serious and try to push this matter to the ICC

Stop using the word “terrorism”

I am tired of the hypocrisy of the IDF , whenever anyone brings up their war crimes against humanity ,it starts speaking about terrorism with all it different kinds including the legal terrorism !!

I am not surprised that Liron Liebman ,the head of IDF’s military prosecution’s international law department to defend his army but I am afraid is that his focus only was about the IAF pilots who threw WP on civilian and UN targets.

The IAF was not the only force that committed war crimes in the Gaza that should be punished for , the IDF was involved.

Also regarding the mistakes as he liked to call it

"It’s impossible not to make mistakes in such a crowded environment, under pressure. There’s a large gap between mistakes and the ‘war crimes’ people like to accuse us of."

I do not think that such a crime of targeting babies directly could be a mistake , this is not a mistake at all , this is a war crime.

The Last 1956 Suez War POWs veterans dies

On Wednesday Mr. Abdel Samad Bally ,the last surviving 1956 Suez War POW has passed away in his village “Al Dibia” at Kafr Sheikh. He was 72 years old.

Mr. Bally had been suing the Israeli government since 2001 and the court ordered a compensation but unfortunately for unknown reason the Egyptian government appealed !!!

His son Mr. Khaled Bally is going to continue in the lawsuit,it was his father well.

The Israeli government was embarrassed from that particular case because it was thought that there were no living 1956 Egyptian POWs.

I feel sad for Mr. Bally, May God bless his soul, he died without receiving his right or even a recognition from his country !! I wish I know more about his story in captivity. I will try to find more information about him insh Allah (SWT).

RIP Mr. Bally

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Jordan won’t sue Israel in front of the ICC

The Jordanian Parliament did not go to the ICC to sue Israel for the war crimes done in Gaza as it was announced.The parliament decided to delay the visit of the head of legal committee in the parliament to the ICC to unknown date.

The Jordanian MP Mubarak Abu Yamin ,the head of the legal committee was going to meet Ocampo on Wednesday in the Hague  to present a memo by the name of the Jordanian Parliament to sue the IDF war criminals.

But suddenly the visit was delayed or rather cancelled for the some unknown reasons. Mr. Abu Yamin said that there were only procedural problems where as many MPs said that there were pressures from outside the Parliament to cancel this visit.

Some unnamed source said to Al Jazeera.net that Jordan could not handle the implications of such move , it would open the door of hell on the small country that already is having bad relations with Israel on the unofficial level that reflected by its turn on the official level.

I think this is right but if all the Arab countries parliaments stand with the Jordanian Parliament in its daring great move, there will be no danger on Jordan.

IDF colonel leaves speaking tour of UK for fear of arrest

IDF colonel leaves speaking tour of UK for fear of arrest

This news is great and it is not the first time it happens , I think Michel Messiah is behind this court order . I wish Egyptian activists in UK would do the same regarding the POWs cases

I also wish that the British government and the Israeli government will fail in changing these laws.

It is disgusting how Israel wants to change the laws of other countries to suit it where as it claims it is the democracy oasis in the dictatorship desert in the Middle East. If it were a democratic country then it would respect that this law was legislated and approved in a democraticy system by the representatives of the public in a free country.

I hope that general won’t be the last one not to enter Europe for fear of the arrest.In fact I hope one of those generals one day would be arrested and sued in the ICC

The Egyptian Parliament , Gaza and the Egyptian POWs

The Egyptian parliament speaker Dr. Fathi Sorror and the NDP members are saying that they would go abroad and expose the war crimes of the IDF against the people of Gaza. They said that they would head to the European Parliament to expose those war crimes against humanity. This is great and I already understand that they are doing so to prove that the Egyptian regime is not bad as portrayed in the Arabic media not because they have to do so  because they are members of the Egyptian Parliament but what about the war crimes of the IDF against our POWs in 1956 and in 1967 ??

Did they forget them ??

Egypt to join the ICC ??

I read in the newspaper last week that Egypt will join the ICC at its next meeting on the 29th – 30th March 2009. I do not know about this and whether it is true or not. Egypt did not sign the ICC for fear its regime would face charges for violating human rights.

I follow the matter because it is very important news , I doubt it is true after all if Egypt joins the ICC ,the regime will be sued for several cases internationally

Wanted in Israel for War Crimes

Wanted” is an Israeli that demands the trial of the Israeli military commanders and ministers as War crimes especially what they had done in Gaza war 2008-2009.

From those commanders we got our Shaked affair hero Binyamin Fouad Ben Eliezer ,here is what is mentioned in the website regarding his war crimes in 1967

At the end of the ’67 war, the suspect was the head of the Sayeret Shaked IDF Unit. According to testimonies by Israeli and Egyptian soldiers, the suspect ordered the killing of 250 Egyptian or Palestinian fighters (exact nationality unclear) shortly after the war ended. Evidence indicates that the killings were carried out using helicopters flying low above the Sinai desert, hunting the retreating soldiers, some of whom were unarmed.

Further eye-witness testimonies state that the suspect personally executed prisoners of war who did not obey instructions. The killing of soldiers after hostilities have ended, and the execution of prisoners of war are all expressly prohibited under international law and are classed as war crimes.

Ben Eliezer came to Egypt again after March 2007 to sign the gas export agreement with current Oil Minister Sameh Fahmy by the way. Yes Sameh Fahmy smiled and shook the hands of a war criminal whose hands are stained by our Egyptian and Arab POWs Blood.

Our POWs Murderer with our gas waster
Our POWs Murderer with our gas waster

Gaza in 1967

It is another shocking story about the war crimes against our officers in 1967 , of course you know that after the 5th of June 1967 the commandership of the Egyptian army gave its orders to the army to withdraw from Sinai and from Gaza , I am not going to speak about this stupid decision from unqualified commandership but this just historical introduction.

Some of our misfortune officers and soldiers who did not have time to withdraw and were captured whether in the city or its borders were taken and gathered to form some kind of circle in some square at Gaza. They were burned alive.

The people of Gaza understood what was going against our officers and so some of them offered help to officers and soldiers to escape that living hell in 1967.

Many people ignore that the PLO or what was better known as "Shokairians" then in Gaza { tribute to Ahmed Shokair the founder of PLO} were also hunted down by the IDF. I can’t forget what Fouad Hagazi ,the famous former POW and novelist said once in the TV about the murder of 16 years Palestinian boy from PLO in front of the Egyptian POWs.