Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Israel: Great Bulwark of Freedom

Oh my god:
Israel Threatened To Hit West Bank Hard If Abbas Did Not Stop Goldstone Report
By M.J. Rosenberg - January 17, 2010

Remember that amazing moment when President Abbas asked the United Nations to defer consideration of the Goldstone Report that found that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza.

Now we know why Abbas did it.

"The request by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the United Nations Human Rights Council last year to postpone the vote on the Goldstone report followed a particularly tense meeting with the head of the Shin Bet security service, Haaretz has learned. At the October meeting in Ramallah, Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin told Abbas that if he did not ask for a deferral of the vote on the critical report on last year's military operation, Israel would turn the West Bank into a 'second Gaza.'
The Goldstone Report concluded that Israeli forces (and Palestinian forces, to a different degree) certainly committed war crimes and possibly committed crimes against humanity during the recent Gaza Conflict. Israel protests the findings vehemently, and threatens to... commit war crimes and maybe throw in a few crimes against humanity against the West Bank if President Abbas doesn't stop the report.

This makes me really happy about how much money and weaponry we throw at Israel, nice to see it's being put to good use.

1 comment:

  1. Unbelivable.

    Well actually, it's sadly very believable.