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.

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

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

Spain opens war crimes investigation against Israel

On the 30th of January 2009 the high court in Spain decided to open a war-crimes investigation into a former Israeli defence minister and six of his military officials. And You won’t believe who that former Israeli defence minister : Our old friend Ben-Eliezer !!!

The war crime of Eliezer this time goes back to 2002 when Israel bombed a building in the Gaza Strip killing 14 civilians and a Hamas comander Salah Shehade . Among the victims were Nine Children

If found convicted Ben-Eliezer will be wanted across the EU.

Of course Israel attacked this decision and Livni came and said the Spanish FM called her and told her not be worry because Spain decided to correct  that mistake regarding the jurisdictions !!??

Livni described this as an abuse of Spanish judicial system , I won’t be surprised because she herself is a war crime.

It  is worth to mention Eliezer killed Arab POWs in 1967 in what is better known as the Shaked affair.

Historically this is not the first war crimes case against Israel in Europe , I remember that famous Palestinian lawyer in UK Michel Massih tried to push similiar case in the British courts , I think he managed with one of the IDF generals who can´t put his foot in the British soil now.

The road to the ICC

ICC announced new rules to encourage somehow the war criminals to show up with their dignity  in the court !! They can return back to their countries during the trial ..etc. Of course this can happen in a perfect world.No war criminal will give up that easily
Already Amr Moussa , the general secretary of the Arab league is having talks with the ICC in order to sue the IDF for war crimes against the Palestinian People in Gaza as the evidence of war crimes was crystal clear. I respect Moussa’s quick and smart move but I wonder why he did not the same the thing with the Egyptian POWs case when he was a FM of Egypt or even in his current position with my all respect and support to the Palestinian cause1
This is from the official side , unofficially some Arabic civil society and human rights organization will have a meeting today at San’a’ governorate in Yemen in order to form an alliance to sue the IDF war criminals abroad, again I wonder why our civil society organization did not think in this option before but it is a good step. But of course I do not want to be pessimistic already the civil society and human rights organizations in the Arab world are too weak .
On the other hand the Israeli government knows that its soldiers and officers can be sued from wars crimes and as their habit to break international laws and so it announced that it would protect any Israeli fighter accused of war crimes will be granted a state protection from prosecution over seas. Strangely Ehud Olmert who once said that he cried for the murder of the Palestinian children was the one who announced this statement.
Still the human rights organizations in Israel are giving hard time to the military establishment and also the radical Zionists. Yesh Din,an Israeli Human rights organization is calling the IDF to sack a military Rabbi who distributed religious books on the soldiers calling them to show no mercy to a cruel enemy .

Another POWs Case to be adjourned

Well I did not expect that the court to do anything in the case except that : To adjourn the case. Last 12th of January 2009 the court in North Cairo adjourned the “Rush Shakid” case to the next 6th of April 20091.

Another Adjournment !!

With my all respect the POWs families should not depend on local courts !!

  1. yes to the 6th of April,the anniversary of Egypt’s first public strike !! []