Anyhow there is not update as I was expected the court adjourned the lawsuit to 20th July 2009 !!! This is getting silly , of course we know why !
Well it won’t be big surprise after all most of the Israeli leaders including the founding fathers of the Hebrew state according to international laws and agreements were and are war criminals.
Moshe Ya’alon ,the current vice prime minister of Israel is a war criminal and he canceled his trip to London 4 years ago for fear he would be arrested for war crimes.Ya’alon ,the former chief of staff in IDF was behind the assassination of Hamas Salah Shehadeh. In that operation 14 people were killed including women and children in Gaza.
Ya’alon ,the Likud member was expected to become the new defense minister in Bibi’s cabinet but I believe “Bibi” knows thatÂ “Boogie” is in a deep trouble and thuse he decided to give him an honoury position. Yes it is just an honoury position and title according to their point of view. Again it is not a surprise the Israeli cabinets since the founding of the Hebrew State was full of war criminals and some of them were considered as terrorists by UK like Yitzhar Shamir. “Of course the list is too long to be mentioned in one post”
I know that you probably think that online petitions are useless but they are not because I believe they are another form of expression available to the people around the world.
It is published by the French Palestine Solidarity Association, I hope that more people sign this petition to show that we have not forgotten what happened in Gaza and we want justice.
What happened in Gaza was a war crime by all means.
Thanks to dear friend SÃ©golÃ¨ne Liger
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In the 1973 Youm Al Kippor war the Israeli POWs did not believe the treatment theyÂ receivedÂ from their Egyptian capturers , regardless of what Israelis may claim theyÂ receivedÂ the model treatment which was recommended by the international agreements and treaties. Already I have lots of historical sources which insh Allah 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 notÂ receiveÂ this treatment,as Abdel Rahman Mohamed Qadous from El-Malha at Gharbia Governorate filed a lawsuit against Israeli prime Â minister demanding a $100 MillionÂ compensationÂ 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 Â contaminatedÂ 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.
Good luck to Mr. Qadous in his lawsuit, I wish that the journalist follow the matter more and interview him. It will be great to have his testimony ,already this is his right according to international laws if it is proven that he was mistreated
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 IDFâ€™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.
I do not think that shooting Samar and her sisters directly was a mistake, it was a war crime according to the international laws.
This is not terrorism, this is justice. If following the war criminals in the IDF is a legal terrorism why then the Israelis follow the Nazis up till this day even after this death is considered justice !!??
On Wednesday Mr. Abdel Samad Bally ,the last surviving 1956 Suez War POW has passed away in his village â€œAl Dibiaâ€ 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.
RIP Mr. Bally
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.
Already I do not know why the Egyptian and Jordanian parliament do not collaborate in this issue ,especially I remember the Egyptian parliament intended to do something similar , or were they bluffing ??
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
I read in the newspaper last week that Egypt will join the ICC at its next meeting on the 29th â€“ 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” 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.
At the end of the â€™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.