30 March 2009

IDF Closes Inquiry Into Gaza Violations~Typical!

Well, this comes as no surprise, its Israel after all; the chosen ones don’t have to abide by the same laws as the rest of us peons. Especially when it comes to getting away with murder. Today Israel released a report saying that “two” stories” of excessive force are false. IMHO this is them getting what they can now before all hell breaks loose and they all get charged with international war crimes. Well guess what, you may be able to squirm out of these two incidents, but the International community is not done with you yet Israel. Don’t get too comfy in your armchair next to Satan…………….

from Haaretz:

IDF ends Gaza probe, says misconduct claims are 'rumors'

Military Advocate General Brig. Gen. Avichai Mendelblit on Monday instructed the Military Police Investigation unit to close the investigation into soldiers' accounts of alleged misconduct and serious violations of the army's rules of engagement during Operation Cast Lead.

In a press release issued Monday the army said that the preliminary Military Police investigation into the testimonies revealed that they "were based on rumors and not first-hand experience."

However, the Military Advocate General's announcement does not address testimonies published by the Associated Press on Friday that corroborate soldiers' accounts with testimonies given by Palestinians.

The probe was launched earlier this month after IDF soldiers were quoted as telling a military cadet academy that combat troops in Gaza fired at unarmed Palestinian civilians and vandalized property during Operation Cast Lead. The army has barred those soldiers from speaking to the press. (Hmm wonder why?.....NOT!)

The testimonies include a description by an infantry squad leader of an incident where an IDF sharpshooter mistakenly shot a Palestinian mother and her two children. "There was a house with a family inside .... We put them in a room. Later we left the house and another platoon entered it, and a few days after that there was an order to release the family. They had set up positions upstairs. There was a sniper position on the roof," the soldier said.

Another squad leader from the same brigade told of an incident where the company commander ordered that an elderly Palestinian woman be shot and killed; she was walking on a road about 100 meters from a house the company had commandeered.