Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Human Rights Watch wake up and smell the coffee

In an amazing almost flying pig moment (one of my favorite terms on LGF) not only are Human Rights Watch condemning Palestinian violence, but Israel isn't blamed!
'Palestinians committing war crimes'

Why almost? Well, of course they had to start killing each other for the HRW to take notice that human rights are being abused of in the Gaza Strip. So even though there's finally a condemnation of sorts, they could make an effort to not show so much who they really care about...

"These attacks by both Hamas and Fatah constitute brutal assaults on the most fundamental humanitarian principles," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director for Human Rights Watch. "The murder of civilians not engaged in hostilities and the willful killing of captives are war crimes, pure and simple."
So that means what? The residents of Sderot aren't civilians? And by the way, any news on Gilad Shalit? Is he still alive? Does HRW even care?

The Palestinian Journalists Union on Sunday criticized the use by armed factions of press insignia in a statement: "The use of vehicles that carry 'Press,' 'TV' or other signs ... exposes journalists' lives to danger, gives the Israeli occupation a pretext to target and kill journalists and restricts their ability to perform their professional and national duties. We demand all parties stop using these methods."
Because that's all Israel really wants... any good old pretext to target and kill journalists.
Notice also that the demand isn't that they stop attacking (legal) Israeli military posts from the territories that were so *generously* given to them two years ago. Nonono. The demand is that they continue, just use different methods. Yeah, that'll ensure peace and calm over the region. Pffff.

Oh well, at least the HRW didn't blame Israel for writing 'TV' on the terrorists' van. That's one brownie point for them.

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