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U.N. rights inquiry says Israel must remove settlers, halt settlements


Carlos the Jackal

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GENEVA (Reuters) - "U.N. human rights investigators called on Israel on Thursday to halt settlement expansion and withdraw all half a million Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank, saying that its practices could be subject to prosecution as possible war crimes.

The settlements contravened the Fourth Geneva Convention forbidding the transfer of civilian populations into occupied territory and could amount to war crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations report said."

U.N. rights inquiry says Israel must remove settlers - chicagotribune.com

Excellent news
 

pippakin

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GENEVA (Reuters) - "U.N. human rights investigators called on Israel on Thursday to halt settlement expansion and withdraw all half a million Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank, saying that its practices could be subject to prosecution as possible war crimes.

The settlements contravened the Fourth Geneva Convention forbidding the transfer of civilian populations into occupied territory and could amount to war crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations report said."

U.N. rights inquiry says Israel must remove settlers - chicagotribune.com

Excellent news
Yep. No doubt the Israeli Govt is dismantling the settlements and moving out as I type.
 

Carlos the Jackal

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Yep. No doubt the Israeli Govt is dismantling the settlements and moving out as I type.
Of course not! The chosen people are far above the rules of us filthy goyim. Why would they listen to the U.N.?
 

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I'm sure Israel's decision not to comply with the UN Human Rights Council (something even North Korea does) is totally unrelated to this..
 

Ramon Mercadar

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Great news! Now the UN will bomb Tel Aviv and impose sanctions when Israel refuses to comply.
 

Andy4571

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I'm sure Israel's decision not to comply with the UN Human Rights Council (something even North Korea does) is totally unrelated to this..
North Korea complies with the UN Human Rights Council?. Complies or just turns up and then does not implement any recommendations?
 

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Completely pointless and not remotely realistic. And people wonder why Israel doesn't work with the UN.
 

Rocky

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Of course not! The chosen people are far above the rules of us filthy goyim. Why would they listen to the U.N.?
Aye sure everyone else doing exactly what the UN says.
 

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Syria has obviously complied with this one :roll:

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session19/A_HRC_19_L.1_Rev.1_English-adopted.pdf

1. Strongly condemns the continued widespread and systematic violations of
human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities, such as the use of force against civilians, arbitrary executions, the killing and persecution of protestors, human rights defenders and journalists, including recent deaths of Syrian and foreign journalists, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, interference with access to medical treatment, torture, sexual violence and ill-treatment, including against children;

2. Deplores the brutal actions of the Syrian regime over the past 11 months,
such as its use of heavy artillery and tanks to attack residential areas of cities and towns, which have led to the death of thousands of innocents civilians, caused widespread destruction, forced tens of thousands of Syrians to flee their homes and created widespread suffering among the Syrian people, resulting in a humanitarian crisis;

3. Expresses strong concern at the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab
Republic, including the lack of access to basic food, medicine and fuel, as well as threats to and acts of violence against medical staff, patients and facilities;

4. Reiterates the need to urgently address humanitarian needs, to facilitate the
effective delivery of assistance and to ensure safe access to medical treatment;

5. Calls upon the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic to immediately put
an end to all human rights violations and attacks against civilians, to cease all violence, to allow free and unimpeded access by the United Nations and humanitarian agencies to carry out a full assessment of needs in Homs and other areas, and to permit humanitarian agencies to deliver vital relief goods and services to all civilians affected by the violence, especially in Homs, Dar’a, Zabadani and other areas under siege by the Syrian security forces;

6. Stresses the importance of ensuring accountability and the need to end
impunity and hold to account those responsible for human rights violations, including those violations that may amount to crimes against humanity;

7. Acknowledges the serious and growing burden carried by the neighbours of
the Syrian Arab Republic in hosting refugees from the Syrian Arab Republic and
committed to provide appropriate support and assistance in this regard;

8. Decides to remain seized of the matter and to take further action on the
situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, including after the forthcoming
interactive dialogue with the commission of inquiry.
 

Rocky

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Syria has obviously complied with this one :roll:
You don't need to use Syria as an example of someone else who ignores the UN.

About half the EU and the US amongst others ignored it regarding the invasion of Iraq for example.
 

flavirostris

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No Israeli government is going to uproot half a million settlers from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

That only leaves the option of absorption into a Greater Israel Apartheid State, with disenfranchised Arabs living in Bantustans.
 

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Well Syria is embargoed and the West is arming militias to overthrow the government. So lets do that to Israel. If the settlers don't pull out then lets bomb them in the same way that Israel bombs Gaza. Any civilian deaths will of course be accidental and the fault of armed terrorists among the settlers.
 

Iphonista

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I don't agree with the settlements. Apart Jerusalem which is sacred to the Jews, other territories should be subject to negotiation rather than unilateral actions.
 

Hitch 22

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The UN is a joke:

http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2013/01/30/mia-farrow-condemns-u-n-election-of-genocidal-sudan-as-vice-president-of-top-human-rights-body/

Mia Farrow, the film star and human rights activist, today condemned the U.N.’s election of Sudan as vice-president of its 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a top U.N. body that regulates human rights groups, shapes the composition of key U.N. women’s rights bodies, and adopts resolutions on subjects ranging from Internet freedom to female genital mutilation.
 

Andy4571

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Well Syria is embargoed and the West is arming militias to overthrow the government. So lets do that to Israel. If the settlers don't pull out then lets bomb them in the same way that Israel bombs Gaza. Any civilian deaths will of course be accidental and the fault of armed terrorists among the settlers.
Back up this claim of yours with evidence please.
 
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