Israel Violated the Laws of War

Israel violated the laws of war and the Geneva Conventions by murdering civilians, the two Israeli soldiers are prisoners of war subject to the Third Geneva Convention.

CDRL:Israel violated the laws of war, a call for full restoration of the rule of law
Dr. Muhamad Mugraby
Center for Democracy and the Rule of Law in Lebanon

Dr. Muhamad Mugraby issued the following staement on behalf of the Center for Democracy and the Rule of Law (CDRL) of Lebanon:

Today, Lebanon is in a state of war with Israel. The Israeli army has committed wide ranging acts of aggression against Lebanese civilians and civil infra-structure, such as the murder of dozens of Lebanese, including entire families, without being in any proximity to legitimate military targets (no possibility of qualifying as a collateral), and in flagrant violation of the laws of war and particularly the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949, and the Hague Regulations of 1907, at least in the following ways:

1. Article 3 of the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilians outlawed violence against the persons and lives of all those who do not actively participate in military operations. It prohibits killing, mutilating, torturing or otherwise treating them with cruelty.

2. Article 49 of the same convention requires the prosecution and trial of those military personnel that commit or order the commitment of such crimes.

3. The matter of the two Israeli prisoners of war taken by Hizbullah, in the aftermath of a military battle in which they were in uniform, armed and on a military mission in an armored vehicle, is regulated by the Third Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War. Article 21 of this convention authorizes their internment subject to certain conditions. Their rights as prisoners of war are provided in the said convention. The Israeli Government may seek to insure those rights through the peaceful means authorized by the said convention.

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At Saturday, July 15, 2006 8:55:00 PM, Blogger jdwill said...

You know, when the they fire up this shrill stuff, we in the West are increasingly hitting the mute button. Which is sad, really, because when the wolf does come, no one will listen.

HA launches a sneak attack, no word on the treatment of the Israeli's they grabbed, and HA's standard MO is to hide their operations in civilian area's, and you expect us to even be polite when this crap is floated.

Remember, many of us have service people on the street in Iraq and we are getting wise to these routines.

At Saturday, July 15, 2006 8:55:00 PM, Blogger Ramz said...

murdering civilians is both against the geneva convention, and barbaric. Israel is absolutely guilty there.

However... kidnapping the soldiers doesn't fall under the convention.
Hizballah is neither a nation or an army. They are a paramilitary (and terrorist) group, which doesn't fall under that convention or any other. They are not the lebanese army. Therefore, those rules don't apply to them.

P.S: hizballah are also attacking civilians, not to mention that their cause is a genocidal, racist one.

stop trying to justify or defend them.

At Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:13:00 PM, Blogger Mojoski said...

The idea that Israel has purposefully targetted civilians would be laughable if it weren't so blatantly stupid. If Israel wanted to kill Lebanese civilians there would be, at this very moment, hundreds of thousands of smoldering corpses littering the streets of Beirut. The simple fact is that the terrorists of Hezballah hide their weapons and fighters among the civilian population on purpose to force the Israelis to have to kill civillians in order to destroy their military supplies. Anyone who still believes that Israel is purposfully targetting Lebanese civillians out of spite has simply drunk the terror kool-aid. It's just silly.

Especially when Israel is even dropping wanring leaflets trying to get the Lebanese people to evacuate these Hizballah hideouts.

Enough with the stupidity. We're not falling for it anymore. It's a play straight out of the Al Qaeda handbook and if you can't see that, then there is no hope for you.

At Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:38:00 PM, Blogger Israeli said...

Mojoski is absolutely right.
Ramz, why don't distinguish between delibirated attack on civilians, like those of the Hizballah, and attacks on Hizballah places that hiden in civilian area? We did everything to warn the Lebaneas civilians to stay out of these kinds of places.

At Sunday, July 16, 2006 1:52:00 AM, Blogger Mojoski said...

How many other nations are as kind as Israel and drop leaflets on the innocent to warn them of impending attacks, even though these same leaflets also warn the terrorists to evacuate as well.

If only Hezballah would warn Israelis this way when they were about to shoot a rocket into Israel.

Of course, they wouldn't do that because Hezballah targets innocent civillians on purpose.

The contrast is stark here. Anyone who can't see it is simply sticking their head in the sand.

At Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:56:00 AM, Blogger Julie said...

You are comparing a terrorist group with a sovereign nation. No one would expect a terrorust group to warn anyone. On the other hand, you say Israel was so nice. They warned people to get out.

Let's look at this realistically. They obliterate the roads, briges, airport, and ports, then tell people they should leave an area and give them two hours to do it. Did you see the line at the Syrian border? It was as bad as Houston.

You get real. I'm sick of you Asshole Americans who went to the Karl Rove School of Spin and try to impose your twisted version of events on everyone else. You sound like brainwashed Christian fundamentalists.

we in the WestI'm in hte west and I don't hit the mute button - speak for yourself.

many of us have service people on the street in Iraq and we are getting wise to these routines.But you are not in the streets of Iraq. My guess is you never served in the military. It's a nobke cause bringing freedom and democracy to the world - so why aren't you doing it? Too scared would be my guess.

Ask your service people if a 500 pound bomb dropped from 21000 feet can actually take out a single building in a densely populated area. I did. It can't.

You've never had a war on your own soil so you have no idea what it feels like. Shut up and let the people who are experiencing it talk - you might learn something. That's what I'm trying to do.


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