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Only Israel Can Be Accused Of War Crimes

Posted by avideditor on January 23, 2011

An angry Arab mob protested against a statement of French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie–one that she never made:

A crowd of angry Palestinians protesters on Friday mobbed the car of French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie as she arrived in Gaza, an AFP correspondent said.

Some demonstrators hurled shoes at the car and one jumped on top of it in a protest over a statement which was mistakenly attributed to the French minister when she met with the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jerusalem a day earlier.

Oddly enough, the article above, by YnetNews, doesn’t mention what the mistaken statement was.

But the Hebrew version of the article does.

Apparently the Arab language version of Kol Yisrael mistakenly quoted Alliot-Marie as having said that the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit is a war crime–as if crossing into Israel and kidnapping a soldier and holding him without allowing the Red Cross to visit him is perfectly acceptable.

Personally, I think an angry Israel mob should protest that the French Foreign Minister does not think that the treatment of Shalit qualifies as a war crime.

Once again, international law is only invoked when it can be applied against Israel.

From http://daledamos.blogspot.com/2011/01/only-israel-can-be-accused-of-war.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/dafW+(Daled+Amos)

One Response to “Only Israel Can Be Accused Of War Crimes”

  1. Ampbreia said

    See, this is the sort of thing we worry about here: Palestinian supporters of terrorism want to post those ads on buses calling Iraeli defense tactics “war crimes” but I’ll bet you dollars to donuts they’ll have a bloody cow about it when ads describing their own, very real, war crimes go up right beside them. Suddenly free speech won’t be so free anymore. They’ll terrorisze anyone that disagrees with them. The hubs doesn’t seem to understand that. He says, “it’s a slippery slope denying one group or another free speech. People should be allowed to say whatever they want.” But what he doesn’t seem to realize is that terrorists do not share the mike very well at all once they get ahold of it. They think they should be the only ones allowed to say anything and they defend this with terrorism. Not many other groups do that. But THEY do.

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