[A-List] Israel enjoys impunity, thanks to the U.S. and the EU, UN expert said
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Wed Jun 16 14:55:21 MDT 2010
GRANMA: Israel enjoys impunity, thanks to the U.S. and EU
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GRANMA Havana, Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Year 14 / Number 167
Israel enjoys impunity, thanks to the U.S. and the EU, expert said
GENEVA, June 14 .- Israel has a "permanent impunity" in response to
allegations against him for war crimes and other violations of international
law through the "protection of U.S. geopolitical and, to some extent, of the
Union (EU), "said an expert from the UN, quoted by EFE.
The United Nations Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories,
Richard Falk, asked the international community to "do something to oppose
such impunity" during the press presentation of the findings of its latest
The expert said the Israeli case is testing the credibility of the rule of
law, Human Rights Council (which oversees its mandate), and the UN as a
whole, by its inability to meet its obligations to the Jewish State
fundamental human rights and accountability.
Falk recalled that Israel spurned the outcome of the investigation by a UN
commission headed by jurist Richard Goldstone, who found evidence that
Israel committed war crimes during its latest military offensive on Gaza, he
meant without major criticism internationally.
On the other hand, said that Israel is annexing de facto Palestinian
territories of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, occupied since 43
years ago, so he declared his skepticism about the political process between
Palestinians and Israelis might have a positive outcome.
Even more severe, said the peace process seems a move "diplomatic
distraction designed to make the annexation go forward."
Google translation. Revised by Walter Lippmann.
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