FLYING PIGS MOMENT: UN condemns Gaza terrorists for targeting Israeli civilians

flying_pigThe truth finally comes out: United Nations Human Rights Watch says Gaza armed groups commit war crimes by targeting Israeli civilians. HRW did not go so far as to describe Palestinian armed groups as terrorists, but the categorical censure of rocket launchers marks a drastic change in the attitude towards Israel and Hamas.

INN (h/t Liz)  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a rare condemnation of Gaza terrorists on Monday for war crimes – without the usual “balancing act” of blaming Israel. The condemnation also comes at a critical time for Hamas, which claims it “won” the missile war by gaining implicit diplomatic recognition to a certain extent.

Hamas Targets (200 x 200)“Palestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim last month,” wrote HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson. “There is simply no legal justification for launching rockets at populated areas.” Between November 14 and 21, Gaza terrorists fired approximately 1,500 missiles at Israel, and more than half of them exploded in Israel, including 60 in populated areas. More than 40 people were either killed or wounded, not including two Gaza Arabs who were killed by their own misfired rockets, Human Rights Watch said.

Human Rights Watch interviewed witnesses, victims, and relatives of people killed and injured by rocket attacks in Israel, as well as Israeli officials from two communities struck by rockets, and a spokesperson for the Israeli emergency medical services.

An injured Israeli baby is held by a security officer inside an ambulance at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in Kiryat Malachi

It “found that armed groups repeatedly fired rockets from densely populated areas, near homes, businesses, and a hotel, unnecessarily placing civilians in the vicinity at grave risk from Israeli counter-fire.” HRW names the “armed groups” as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Resistance Committees’ terrorist branches. The terrorist organizations publicly stated they targeted Israeli civilians as acts of “revenge.”

“The laws of war prohibit reprisal attacks against civilians, regardless of unlawful attacks by the other side,” Human Rights Watch said. “Statements by armed groups that they deliberately targeted an Israeli city or Israeli civilians are demonstrating their intent to commit war crimes.”

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It called on Hamas, which took over authority in Gaza in a bloody terrorist militia war with the rival Fatah group five years ago, “to uphold the laws of war” and “…appropriately punish those responsible for serious violations.”

HRW also blamed Iran, based on an Iranian military official’s statement Iran provided technical information to Gaza terrorists for building their own medium-range Fajr 5 missiles that were fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Iran denied having supplied the missiles to Gaza. “Supplying weaponry to a party to a conflict knowing that it is likely to be used to commit war crimes constitutes the aiding and abetting of war crimes,“ Human Rights Watch said.

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Magen David Adom told the rights group that their medics treated 38 civilians wounded by missiles, three of them severely. A 50-year-old man in Ashkelon lost a foot that was “traumatically amputated by a rocket blast,” and a man in Ofakim was severely wounded when a rocket hit the car in which he was riding.

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Human Rights Watch also blamed Gaza terrorists for firing rockets and missiles from densely populated areas. After interviewing witnesses in Gaza, it confirmed Israeli military reports that terrorists fired rockets 300 feet from international media offices. “I saw it [the rocket] go up and heard it, and then smoke was in the office,” a witness said.

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Putting children in the middle of an armed fight

During the Pillar of Defense counterterrorist campaign, the IDF bombed the roof of the media center to knock out Hamas communications systems. Foreign media blamed Israel for attacking the media “One man said he saw a rocket launched from the yard of a house near the Deira Hotel in central Gaza City,” HRW added.

“Under the laws of war, parties to an armed conflict are required to take all feasible precautions to protect civilians under their control from the effects of attacks and not to place military targets in or near densely populated areas. Human Rights Watch has not been able to identify any instances in November in which a Palestinian armed group warned civilians to evacuate an area before a rocket launch.”

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It also stated, “The absence of Israeli military forces in the areas where rockets hit, as well as statements by leaders of Palestinian armed groups that population centers were being targeted, indicate that the armed groups deliberately attacked Israeli civilians and civilian objects.”

Although the terrorist groups’ targetting of civilians was intended to cause major casualties, Israeli casualty figures were low in comparison to the number of missiles launched, due only to the efficacy of the Iron Dome and the construction of shelters throughout the country.

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18 comments on “FLYING PIGS MOMENT: UN condemns Gaza terrorists for targeting Israeli civilians

  1. We have to get out of the UN; We have to fix the NATO alliance by getting Turkey out or make a new alliance with better friends. We are at a cross roads, that we as a people and nation have to look at with eyes open.
    We have to understand that mohommedists do not play by the rules. So we have to determine what rules we will play by when we are serious about killing the mohommedists, his wives and many of his children. [Those that have not been poisoned by the jihad of hate.].

  2. the UN is totally useless and leftist media will always blame Israel for aggression rather tan say she was defending herself

  3. Israel needs to do what she needs to do to keep her people protected. hamas is just monkeys with guns and rockets. Of course funded by iran. Dragging that man behind a motorcycle just shows some of the circus tricks these apes are capable of doing.

  4. The united nithings, or in normal linda speak, the united nations, is and always been a joke played out on an international scale. Time and time again, they have proven without a doubt of their untrust worthyness, unfortunately it will never change for the good of the international victims of all injustice we witness by them. It is long past time to knock this bunch of wicked and evil souls off the planet, never to return, never ever spoken of as any kind of useful mandate, to no one, no where.

    The fact, human rights watch, even mentions, even though it’s been going on since it’s inception, acts of barbarities against largley unarmed populations, is in itself a moment of, “really you finally figured that one out all by your lonesome, you noticed it” kind of thing. Surprised, not one bit, it is what they do, deny, deny some more and lie through their teeth of the atrocities, even their own have commited in the past. They are about as useless as a saint in hell.

    Yeah big deal, they talk of what everyones notices, and then think they are all that and a dollar for tuesdays meal to boot. Get these monster out of our land, send them packingt to the nearest hell-sand-hole, disband their ranks, stop support of our tax dollars and form a new allience, one that appreciates and supports freedom for all peoples whihc has the balls to run these types asses into the dirt nap position, these hacks and wicked individuals of the united nithings, curb stomp their asses back to hell where they come from.

    Going GALT, starve this beast, now.

  5. Human Rights watch is not an organ of the “united” nations. Rather it is an NGO from the Reagan era, of conservative US origin. Initially its main focus was the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam and North Korea. saudi arabia bought into it and it has been efrfectivelt neutered.

  6. Anyone who resists Islam is a ‘harbi’ who may be murdered. All Israelis are harbis.

    Genocide is considered moral by Moslems because Mohammed (the perfect man) ethnically cleansed women and children, if it was inconvenient to capture them for sex slaves. (Sex slaves are normative Islam…even in paradise.)

    The main thing in Mohammed’s mind was maximizing his income. Sometimes, taking prisoners was less important than just taking all the goods and property.

    Genocide is normative Islam…it’s what Islam wants…fast genocide or slow genocide.

  7. Apparantly evolution does not work in sandy places. These pukes are so jealous of Israel’s success and brains, they teach their children to hate. Congratulations Islam, another victory in the name of the sick Prophet paedophile.

  8. There is still no hope for the UN to ever be unbiased since they are now controlled by a block of 57 islamic controlled, muslim hell hole countries. Where every country, regardless of it’s human rights atrocities, gets one vote the same as countries like Canada and so on. Every western country should abandon the UN because it is a corrupt organization controlled by muslim savages of isalm.

  9. Eternal shame on everyone responsible for giving away Gaza, a part of holy Israel to CRUEL G-d hater Muslim terrorists. Gaza’s Muslim population were eager to vote for Hamas infidel-haters.

    No one is so stupid and so suicidal as to give away their own land to Muslims whose one motive is Jewish annihilation.

    Bibi and Obama are eager to duplicate the terrorist success of Gaza by surrendering the Biblical Jewish homeland of Judea and Samaria to global Islam – land without which Israel will be UTTERLY unable to defend herself from her multiple G-d hater enemies.

    STOP the WICKED SURRENDERS to GLOBAL ISLAM!

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