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Old 10-10-2003, 02:19 AM   #16
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And here is a great article about Sharon, written by a Jewish man.

Please read this carefully :

Ariel Sharon: Profile of an
Unrepentant War Criminal
by Jeffrey Steinberg


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Editor's Note: This introductory article appeared in the May 17, 2002 issue of Executive Intelligence Review. The following supporting material is drawn from previously published reports:

Ariel Sharon and the West Bank `Landscam' (March 1986)
Make Ariel Sharon Answer to Charges of Genocide (November 1990)

Ariel Sharon: Profile of a British Tool (March 1994)
Sharon Appointment in Israel Makes Death of Oslo Accords Official (October 1998)
Ariel Sharon Ignites New Middle East War (October 2000)
Darbyism in Israel: Ariel Sharon (December 2000)
Mideast War, Sooner Rather Than Later (January 2001)

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Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, is currently facing possible war crime prosecutions for two massacres that occurred 20 years apart: the September 1982 massacre of Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon, and the April 2002 Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) mass killings in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

Sharon is, without doubt, guilty of these crimes against humanity, and others. He is also unrepentant. For him, these mass killings are merely necessary steps on the path toward his objective of a "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian problem," through the mass expulsion and/or extermination of the more than 3 million Palestinians and Arabs now living in Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights. Under various labels, Sharon and a rogues gallery of collaborators inside Israel, Britain, and the United States, are now moving toward the final phase of their "mass transfer" plans for the Palestinians and Arabs.

EIR has "written the book" on Sharon's blood-soaked career for over 30 years. (See 1994 Profile.) As a service to the current worldwide debate on his government's fascist actions, we provide this summary dossier on the Israeli mass murderer. This summary is linked to a compendium of earlier exposés of Sharon and his partners in crime.

The Sharon File
Sharon was born in Kfar Malal in 1928. At the age of 14, he joined the Haganah, and at 20, headed an infantry company in the Alexandroni Brigade during the 1948 War of Independence, during which the Israeli forces drove an estimated 300,000 Palestinians from their land, using some of the same genocidal methods against unarmed civilian populations that were used in the recent IDF invasion of the Palestinian Authority's Area A territory.

In 1953, Sharon founded "Unit 101," a secret death squad within the IDF that committed several mass murders of civilians. In October 1953, Sharon's "Unit 101" massacred 66 innocent civilians during a cross-border raid into the Jordanian West Bank village of Qibya. Under intense machine-gun fire, local residents were driven into their homes, which were then blown up around them, killing the occupants by burying them alive in piles of rubble. The April 2002 IDF massacre at the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin was, in fact, modeled on Sharon's "Unit 101" operations at Qibya.

On Oct. 18, 1953, the U.S. State Department issued a bulletin denouncing the Qibya massacre, demanding that those responsible be "brought to account." Instead, Sharon was rewarded for his war crimes by having his "Unit 101" absorbed into the Israeli paratroop corps. By 1956, Sharon had been appointed paratroop brigade commander.

Between Feb. 28, 1955 and Oct. 10, 1956, a Sharon-led paratrooper brigade conducted similar cross-border invasions into Gaza, Egypt, and the West Bank in Jordan. At the West Bank village of Qalqilya, Sharon's death squad killed 83 people.

During the 1956 joint British, Israeli, and French invasion of the Suez Canal, Sharon and his lifelong collaborator in mass murder, Rafael Eytan, carried out another horrific war crime: In three separate incidents, Sharon- and Eytan-led units murdered Egyptian prisoners of war, as well as civilian Sudanese workers who had been captured. All told, 273 unarmed prisoners were executed and dumped into mass graves. When the story broke, nearly 40 years later, in the Aug. 16, 1995 London Daily Telegraph, it nearly ruptured Israeli-Egyptian relations. This was less than three months before Sharon would bloody his hands once again, by orchestrating the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Rabin, in Sharon's eyes, had committed the mistake of signing a peace treaty with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.

During the 1960s, Sharon's military career advanced. In 1964, he was appointed to head the IDF's Northern Command; in 1966, he took charge of the Army Training Department; in 1969, he was named commander of the IDF's Southern Command.

In 1972, at the urging of American organized crime figure and leading right-wing Zionist Meshulam Riklis, Sharon resigned from the IDF (he was recalled, briefly, to active duty during the 1973 Yom Kippur War) to run for the Knesset (parliament). Henceforth, Sharon would be wedded to leading international organized crime figures associated with the Meyer Lansky National Crime Syndicate in the United States, and allied Jewish mafia figures from Israel and Russia.

Even at the end of his career, Sharon was still running death squads. On Sept. 25, 1997, Israeli Television Channel One interviewed Benny Golan, a veteran of the Rimon Unit, which Sharon had created and deployed in the early 1970s in the Gaza Strip to carry out targetted assassinations of Palestinian "militants." Golan described the assassination program, and reported that members of the unit frequently "disguised themselves as Arabs" for "special operations." Other sources reported, at the time, that the "special operations" included terrorist attacks on Israeli Jewish targets to justify "retaliatory strikes" against pre-selected Palestinian and Arab targets.

Far from ending his career of mass butchery, Sharon's resignation from the IDF coincided with the launching of an even more ambitious criminal enterprise that would see thousands of Palestinians killed and wounded as part of the "Eretz Israel," or "Greater Israel" drive to permanently annex all of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights—and resettle these areas with Russian and other Jewish immigrants, after the Palestinians have been eliminated.

'Landscam'
Sharon entered the Knesset in December 1973, at the very moment that the Israeli government lifted the ban on private sales of West Bank land to Israelis. The Knesset decision was brought about by a heavy lobbying effort by Sharon colleague and former Police Minister Yehezkel Sahar. The very first "private" purchase was for the construction of a residential community for retired IDF officers. The partners in the deal included Sahar, Gen. Reshavam Ze'evi, Sharon publicist Eli Landau, and Avraham Mintz, a founder of the fanatical settlers movement Gush Emunim.

In June 1974, Sharon personally led a group of settlers to establish an illegal outpost near the West Bank town of Nablus. It was the first of many such ventures that Sharon would sponsor, under the rhubric of the drive to "Judaize the territories."

Sharon's political career continued to advance. In 1975, Prime Minister Rabin appointed Sharon as his personal security adviser. Then, the Likud was swept into power in the 1977 elections, and Prime Minister Menachim Begin named Sharon as Minister of Agriculture. In that capacity, Sharon launched a massive expansion of Jewish "agricultural settlements" throughout the West Bank and Gaza. During 1977-81, more than 25,000 new settlers—mostly members of the Gush Emunim—moved into the occupied territories. The Gush Emunim settlers formed into death squads explicitly modelled on Sharon's old "Unit 101." They would play a pivotal role in a filthy Anglo-American Zionist criminal enterprise known as "Landscam."

In 1979, the Israeli Supreme Court ratified the private land purchases in the occupied territories, and immediately, Sharon's mafia cronies set up several real estate ventures, under such names as Jumbo, Samarea and Judea, and Meteor. In 1980, Sharon and Yuval Ne'eman formed an organization, Prevention of Emergence of Another Arab Country in Eretz Israel (PEACE), to press the issue of permanent Israeli annexation of the occupied territories. The group included a number of notables from Israel and the United States, who would remain part of the extended Sharon mafia family for years to come: Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, Jewish Defense League (JDL) founder Joseph Churba, Young Israel director Harold Jacobs, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith general counsel Arnold Forster, right-wing Knesset member and Rabbi Meir Kahane patron Geula Cohen, and Roni Milo.

Sharon toured the United States in 1980, lining up financing for a massive real estate grab. But first, Sharon launched a campaign of terror against the Palestinians in the West Bank, to literally scare them into leaving their land. In the Spring of 1982, Sharon hosted a planning meeting at his Negev desert ranch, which had been purchased for him by Riklis. Riklis, Henry Kissinger, Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, Rafi Eytan, General Ze'evi, Arieh Genger, Herbert Brin, and Eli Landau attended the session, according to an eyewitness account. Within days of the meeting, Gush Emunim and JDL terrorists began attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. "Landscam" was under way.

"Landscam" coincided with Sharon's invasion of Lebanon, which began on June 4, 1982, and was aimed at wiping out the Palestine Liberation Organization, which had established its base in several camps near Beirut. Between June 4 and Aug. 31, 1982, the IDF, under Sharon's direction (Begin had named him Minister of Defense the previous year), killed a total of 19,025 Palestinians and wounded 30,032 in a military campaign that Sharon called "Operation Peace in Galilee." Under immense pressure from the Reagan Administration, Sharon abandoned plans to assassinate Arafat, and, on Aug. 21, 1982, he allowed the PLO to evacuate 15,600 fighters from Lebanon, under an American-brokered cease-fire.

On Sept. 15, Sharon broke the cease-fire agreement, and the next day, launched a "purification" campaign against the refugee camps of Sabra, Shatila, and Burj El Barajneh. Falangist death squads—protected by the IDF, which encircled the camps—massacred unarmed women, children, and elderly.

On Sept. 19, 1982, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 521, harshly condemning the massacres at the camps. In a distant mirror of the current genocide in Jenin, Ramallah, and Bethlehem, Sharon ignored the international condemnations. Today, Sharon faces war crimes prosecution in court in Belgium for his role in the Sabra and Shatila massacres, as the result of a lawsuit filed on June 18, 2001 by 23 survivors of the attacks.

On Oct. 15, 1982, a month after the 1982 massacres, Sharon held meetings—in the Chouf Mountains of Lebanon and at his Negev ranch—with Falange leader Camille Chamoun, Uri Dan, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Douglas-Home, and others, to move the "Landscam" West Bank real estate grab forward. On Nov. 15, 1982, a final meeting took place on several real estate purchases, mostly through Arab middle-men, to push the massive expansion of Jewish settlements throughout the West Bank—at a handsome profit. Attending the meeting at Sharon's ranch were: Kissinger, Lord Harlech (Sir David Ormsby-Gore), Johannes von Thurn und Taxis, Tory Parliamentarian Julian Amery, Sir Edmund Peck, and MI-6 Mideast mandarin Nicholas Elliot.

The Kahane Commission, an Israeli body convened to investigate the Sabra and Shatila mass murders, found Sharon to be complicit in the crimes, and he was fired by Prime Minister Begin as Defense Minister shortly after the report's release. But Sharon landed on his feet. In 1984, after the fall of the Begin government and the establishment of a Likud-Labor national unity government, Sharon was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry, a position he held until 1990, when he was named Minister of Construction and Housing, a post that enabled him to continue as the leading sponsor of the massive expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories. During Sharon's tenure in various government ministries, the number of Jewish settlers soared to more than 110,000.

In January 1986, Edgar Bronfman, the Jewish mafia don and president of the World Jewish Congress, admitted, in a New York Post interview, that he was negotiating on behalf of the Israeli government with Moscow, to secure Soviet permission for 400,000 Jews to emigrate to Israel—in return for massive shipments of grain to the Soviet Union. The deal was cynically dubbed "Jews for wheat," in recognition that this scheme was leading to the annexation of the occupied lands by Israel. A year earlier, in another sop to the American- and British-based Jewish criminal interests bankrolling Sharon's "Judiazation" scheme, the Knesset had passed laws dropping all restrictions on cash flows into Israeli banks—so long as the money was invested in Israel.

Hamas: Another Sharon Asset
During his postings in the Likud governments during 1977-92, Sharon had not only been the "rabbi" of the Gush Emunim and Kach Movement/JDL Jewish underground terrorist organizations. He also played a pivotal role in the creation of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group, which was formally founded in 1988. Under the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, an estimated 800 "licenses" were handed out to Palestinians, to create schools, infirmaries, food kitchens, and other social service programs. Sharon made sure that all these licenses were given to Islamists, many of whom would be Hamas founders, as a way of creating a "countergang" ruling structure to eventually supplant the power of the PLO inside the occupied territories. Sharon's sponsorship of Hamas has become a public scandal in recent months, particularly since the publication of stories in EIR in the past year, exposing these links, and detailing Sharon's plans to use Hamas as part of his "Jordan is Palestine" drive for mass transfer.

Killing the 'Peace of the Brave'
When Rabin was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1992, the former Sharon ally in the war on the Palestinians had the courage to admit that his underlying assumptions were wrong, and would lead to the destruction of Israel. He entered into secret peace talks with Arafat, which culminated in the August 1993 signing of the Oslo Peace Accords, in the presence of U.S. President William Clinton at the White House.

Instantly, Sharon declared war on the Oslo Accords and on Prime Minister Rabin. The entire "Landscam" gang joined Sharon in assailing the peace initiative. On Sept. 11, 1993, Kissinger told CBS News interviewers that Oslo was "unworkable." Several weeks later, Kissinger told the Institute for Jewish Affairs in London that Jordan would soon fall into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists and Olso would be crushed—a not-so-veiled reference to Sharon's Hamas assets, which would soon launch a terror wave against Oslo in tandem with Sharon's Jewish underground.

On Oct. 11, 1993, Bertram and Herbert Zweibon, co-founders of Americans for a Safe Israel, a Sharonist front, held a conference in Crystal City, Virginia to launch a campaign to destroy Oslo—and its sponsors. Five days later, Sharon delivered a speech calling for the settlers to launch a resistance to the sellout.

Sharon rushed to the United States and embarked on a nationwide tour on Nov. 14, 1993, in which he declared that the 150,000 Jewish settlers were the "only barrier to a Palestinian state." Sharon was accompanied, throughout the tour, by Yechial Leiter, a leader of the JDL in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. While in the United States, Sharon raised millions of dollars for the Kiryat Arba "resistance" from such right-wing Zionist patrons as Florida and California bingo parlor magnate Irving Moscowitz and former Reagan Administration Ambassador to Austria and perfume heir, Ronald Lauder.

Sharon's fundraising paid off. On Feb. 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, an IDF reservist and leader of Kiryat Arba, massacred 50 Palestinian worshipers at the Cave of the Patriarch holy site. Goldstein had been Rabbi Meir Kahane's Knesset campaign manager at Kiryat Arba.

In March 1994, some 200 rabbis, led by Avraham Shapira, staged a rally at Kiryat Arba and issued a religious edict, ordering resistance against any attempt by the Rabin government to dismantle any settlements. On March 31, 1994, Sharon and Yitzhak Shamir, the former Likud Prime Minister and Stern Gang terrorist, led a rally of 10,000 people attacking Oslo. ADL National Chairman Abe Foxman told the Jerusalem Post on April 2, 1994 that Rabin was "undermining organized Jewish clout" in America, through his peace antics.

Rabin was assassinated on Nov. 4, 1995 by a West Bank settler, Yigal Amir, who came from Sharon's terror hub, Kiryat Arba.

On Jan. 26, 1997, Sharon returned, triumphal, to Kiryat Arba, to deliver new marching orders to the heirs of "Unit 101." If Arafat declared a unilateral Palestinian state in the territory of the West Bank and Gaza under Palestinian Authority control, the settlers should join in the drive to annex all of Judea and Samaria. At the time, Sharon was Minister of National Infrastructure, a super-ministerial post that had been created for him by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sharon's sometimes ally and sometimes rival for power in the Likud. During 1996-99, Sharon's tenure as Minister of National Infrastructure, the settlers population in the occupied territories soared to more than 200,000.

Netanyahu's fall from power in 1999, and his replacement by a Labor government headed by former IDF chief Ehud Barak, signalled that the Oslo peace process that Sharon was dedicated to destroying, was back on the table.

After the failure of the July 2000 Camp David II negotiations to reach a final settlement, more intense private negotiations between the Barak government and the Palestinian Authority began under a number of venues. Talks took place in New York City, and later, at the resort of Taba, Egypt, producing a final accord, in draft, that would have formed a just and viable basis for two sovereign states, Israel and Palestine. The thorny issues of the right of return of Palestinian refugees, the status of the holy sites in Jerusalem, and of creating two capitals within the extended city limits of Jerusalem, were, according to several Arab and Israeli diplomatic sources, worked out in principle by January 2001. These final points, memorialized in the talking points brought to the final sessions by President Clinton, could be revived today as a basis for reaching a just solution, in the view of many Mideast diplomats familiar with the document.

But Sharon and his backers would have nothing of this.

In September 2000, Sharon visited New York City, where he met with Lauder and other supporters and financiers. He returned to Israel, reportedly with a large amount of cash to be disbursed to settlers' terrorist cells. Sharon personally staged the decisive provocation, by visiting the Islamic holy sites on al-Haram al-Sharif, what the Israelis call the Temple Mount, on Sept. 26, 2000. Sharon was accompanied by more than 1,000 Israeli troops and paramilitary police. It was a flagrant provocation, an assertion of Israeli permanent control over the sacred sites of Islam, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

With that visit, Sharon provoked the "Al Aqsa Intifada," and within days, the entire Holy Land was again awash in the blood of Palestinian protesters. By January 2001, the Barak government would fall, and, on Feb. 6, 2001, Sharon, who had taken over the Likud party in September 1999, was elected Prime Minister of Israel, ready to launch his final drive for "Greater Israel." (See ``The Insanity of Bush and Sharon: The Bentham Syndrome,'' by Lyndon LaRouche.)
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Amna,

I think what Dreadsox said here is important.

"Again, who are you to consider what I or anyone else has considered. You have no clue the amount of reading on topics that I or anyone else on the board does to come to the conclusions that we have come to. Just because someone does not agree with your postion, does not mean that they have not looked at all sides of an issue. They may very well have looked at the issue and decided something totally different from you."
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Palestinians should learn that their way of life will never improve until they give up terrorism and war. What has terrorism and war given the Palestinians over the past 50 years?
It has resulted in 700 victims in Israel and 2500 victims in the Palestinensian teretory

Now hardliners at both sides educate their kids in school that there will never be peace until all of the other side are dead, that they are the only one who owns legally the whole land.

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You insulted a polite, honest, and respectful member of the board. You make assumptions about NB, Sting, and Myself.

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Yes, these pictures are sad... what point are you trying to prove...[/Q]

If you do not understand the point I cannot help you.

The pictures are more than sad. Sad does not begin to cover the feelings that stir in my heart when I look at them, and to say they are sad, to me is quite offesive.


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and as for your research and reading, try reading books of all biases, and maybe your thoughts on the topic might make more sense....

Your response to this issue is very one sided. I'm not trying to push you into believing what I believe, I'm just trying to tell you to try and identify what the other side to the story is...

IT IS EASY TO BLAME, but to actually understand the conflict and study the physcology of it, is a whole different matter....[/Q]

You again assume I am biased in what I read. In reviewing the thread you accuse me of bias. I have made one obeservation as to why the bombings occur and I made it with pictures. The psychology of it is kind of obnious.


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In this situation , both leaders are to blame and they are responsible for the lives that have been taken... However, we must also study what has kept the ball going... why are their more youngsters constantly killing themselves, what has been pushing them to do it.... and don't tell me it is there parents (b/c believe me, it is not).

I don't mean to be rude at all, I just wish that you would be a more understanding to the situation... You sound like someone who has based your views solely on the American news and media. Maybe you should take a step behind a look at the whole picture.....[/Q]

Again, because my opinion may be different from yours, I am biased? More understanding? As a teacher of children ages 8-10 you have no clue how painful I find the pictures that I posted. But I must be biased.


[Q]Anyway ....Most of the suicide bombers are kids and young adults; yes, this does tell you something.. These kids have grown up watching people being killed right before their eyes, no wonder they are desensitized by it.. I feel ashamed that you don't feel much sympothy for the pix above... all you are trying to do is prove a point.. wether it is by going onto a cheap website that is anti-palestinian, and placing pix of children that have suffered this autrocity... You rather just place it for proving a point without understanding what these pix acutally mean.

You don't have to be a great researcher of this topic to understand it... [/Q]

I feel ashamed that you have such a low opinion of anyone who has a different opinion from yours. I have posted photographs that demostrate that ADULTS are bringing up children to hate and kill. As a teacher of young children I find the pictures EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE and as a parent REPREHENSIBLE that this is acceptable behavior. It is morally REPUGNANT that people would do this to children. It makes me wonder what kind of culture finds it tolorable to teach this to children. It makes me wonder how in the world anyone expects there to be peace when children are brought up to HATE like this.

I have not denied the suffering. I have not made a single anti-Palestinian statement. The pics I post, make a very good point, maybe you do not agree with it, but you can go ahead, and continue to make your assumptions about myself and anyone else who differs from your opinion, because very clearly WE MUST NOT BE GREAT RESEARCHERS
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And here is a great article about Sharon, written by a Jewish man.

Please read this carefully :

Ariel Sharon: Profile of an
Unrepentant War Criminal
by Jeffrey Steinberg


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Editor's Note: This introductory article appeared in the May 17, 2002 issue of Executive Intelligence Review. The following supporting material is drawn from previously published reports:
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(See ``The Insanity of Bush and Sharon: The Bentham Syndrome,'' by Lyndon LaRouche.)
"Executive Intelligence Review" Now there is an unbiased source!!!!!

A web page put out by Lyndon LaRouche is your UNBIASED source of this article!!!!!

Clearly I do not have the intelligence to do this simple research!!!


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"Executive Intelligence Review" Now there is an unbiased source!!!!!

A web page put out by Lyndon LaRouche is your UNBIASED source of this article!!!!!
Next there will be quotes from "The Protocols of Zion."

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hmmmmmm, you guys didn't read the article , did you?

None of you have answered my quesiton on what you think of Sharon's war crimes and resolution violations...?...

I'm accusing you lot of being bias, because never once have you lot stated your grievness for the children of Palestine... never once have you thought about how to solve it through peace means, instead you believe that the IDF and Sharon are doing a sweel job...

forget about where the website is for a minute, and consider the facts stated.

I considered those pix as being sad, but the way you guys presented it was in a sarcastic manner, never once did you state it was sad untill I mentioned that.

It seems as though you guys (sting, melon, nb) are competing with me,... I'm asking you guys questions, and you guys are trying to justify the conflict by stating something else... Just answer my question, do you think sharon was right in violating all those resolutions and masacring all that he did???
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Keep it civil guys. This could go on to be a very long topic in many different threads. Keep the personal comments out of it.
Also try and loose the condescending tone? Its not called for.

I'm posting this in both threads.
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waiting for an answer.....
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"do you think sharon was right in violating all those resolutions and masacring all that he did???"

It is not a conclusive fact that Sharon was responsible for for the massacre in Lebanon. In addition, Israel has tried harder than the Palestinians to resolve and comply with the resolutions. Israel has been more willing to negotiate and make peace than the Palestinians have. Israel has accepted several peace plans. The Palestinians have never accepted a Peace Plan. The resolutions passed under Chapter VI rules can only be enforced through negotiation and Israel has been more willing to compromise and make a lasting Peace Deal than the Palestinians.
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hmmmmmm.... was it not enough that he was in control of the mission when it happend?
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No. One cannot be held responsible for the disgusting acts of individuals or groups that violate the original goals of the mission. The Police Chief does not go to jail if one day one of his subordinates goes out and commits a gross human rights violation. The person that committed the violation goes to jail, not the Police Chief.
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yesturday you asked for a ai paper which proofs that Israel commits war crimes, since my phone rang and i couldn't find that thread again where you ask for it i simply post it here:

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AI INDEX: MDE 15/134/2002 3 September 2002
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Forcible transfers of Palestinians to Gaza constitutes a War Crime

This morning Israeli High Court of Justice issued a ruling allowing the forcible transfer of two Palestinians from their home town of Nablus to the Gaza Strip on the grounds that they allegedly assisted their brother to commit attacks against Israelis.

The two Palestinians, Intisar and Kifah 'Ajuri, have been in detention since 4 June and 18 July, respectively, but have never been charged and no proceedings have been initiated to bring them to trial. The Israeli government claims that it cannot try them because this would expose the source of the evidence against them.

"Today's ruling effectively allows for a grave violation of one of the most basic principles of international human rights law - notably the right of any accused to a fair trial and to challenge any evidence used against them," Amnesty International said.

They are the sister and brother of Ali 'Ajuri, who was extrajudicially executed by the Israeli security forces on 6 August 2002 near Nablus and who is alleged to have been involved in organizing suicide attacks in which several Israelis were killed. Intisar 'Ajuri is alleged to have assisted her brother by, among other things, having sewn belts for explosives used by suicide bombers, and Kifah 'Ajuri is alleged to have provided a hiding place for his brother and to have acted as a look-out for him.

"Anyone suspected of a recognizably criminal offence should be promptly charged and brought to trial. Otherwise, they should be released," the organization added.

Today's ruling also allows for a grave breach of international humanitarian law. According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, Palestinians living in the territories which have been under Israeli military occupation since 1967 are protected persons.

"The unlawful forcible transfer of protected persons constitutes a war crime under both the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Under the Rome Statute such violations may also constitute crimes against humanity," said Amnesty International.

In its decision today the High Court of Justice ruled that forcible transfer to the Gaza Strip can only be used for people who have been personally involved in serious crimes and cannot be used as a deterrent. However, Amnesty International believes that such unlawful forcible transfer of relatives of people allegedly responsible for attacks against Israelis is being used by the Israeli government and army as a form of collective punishment. Such measure is forbidden by Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that: "No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed."

The decision by High Court of Justice today was the last step in the appeal procedure available to Intisar and Kifah 'Ajuri. The process started when the IDF West Bank Commander issued the orders for the unlawful forcible transfer of the two, and of another man on 1 and 4 August 2002.


Background:
In July 2002 the Israeli authorities announced their intention to forcibly transfer from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip relatives of people known or suspected of having organized or participated in attacks against Israelis. On 1 August the IDF West Bank Commander signed an amendment to Military Order 378 (of 1970, concerning security regulations), allowing for the forcible transfer of Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.

Forcible transfer involves movement against a person's will within national frontiers. Deportation involves movement against a person's will across national frontiers. Amnesty International's opposition to the forcible transfer of the two above-named and any other individuals is based on the following international standards:

The Fourth Geneva Convention, which:
- defines "unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person" as a grave breach of the Convention and therefore a war crime. (Article 147).
- prohibits "[c]ollective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation" as well as "[r]eprisals against protected persons and their property." (Article 33)
- stipulates that: "Individuals or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons form occupied territories to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motives". (Article 49)
- states that: "Protected persons accused of offences shall be detained in the occupied country, and if convicted they shall serve their sentence therein". (Article 76)

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which reflects customary international law and:
- defines deportation or forcible transfer of population as "forced displacement of the persons concerned by expulsion or other coercive acts from the area in which they are lawfully present, without grounds permitted under international law".
- defines as a war crime in Article 8(2)(b)(viii) "the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory" by the occupying power.
- stipulates that the deportation or forcible transfer of population would also constitute a crime against humanity, when carried out in a widespread or systematic way, as part of a governmental policy. (Article 7 (d)).


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Old 10-11-2003, 05:59 PM   #29
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This is not proof of a war crime. It would be a war crime for Israel to not do what is necessary to defend its citizens. The explanation given by Israel perfectly explains why they did what they did. National security at times trumps other factors that it would not do so at other times. Israel is dealing with individuals dedicated to the murder of childern. Whether they conduct the terrorist action or help the person conducting the terrorist action they must be stopped. This fact trumps everything else.
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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which reflects customary international law and:
- defines deportation or forcible transfer of population as "forced displacement of the persons concerned by expulsion or other coercive acts from the area in which they are lawfully present, without grounds permitted under international law".
and the case above proofs that they are commiting war crimes - i could send you more facts but i think i can't convince you here because you're higly emotional.
You say that

" It would be a war crime for Israel to not do what is necessary to defend its citizens"

If you risk the life of your citizens it's definetly a shame and a crime but not a war-crime.

So the question is - what is necessary. And deportation is something bad.
You could see it in Worldwar II how much hate it created between the European countries for a long time

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