Dora McPhee (VIC) responds to “Israel sets up inquiry into flotilla deaths” The Age 15Jun10 June 15, 2010

The Age: “Israel sets up inquiry into flotilla deaths” 15 June 2010

So Israel is going to investigate itself and set the terms of reference of the investigation, which will apparently not include any testimony from the people involved – the Israeli soldiers and the peace activists. The two foreign observers will be observers only with no say in the matter. And this is what they call a “transparent independent investigation”, which of course the US and the spineless international community will accept as fair and reasonable. Sounds like another ploy to get Israel of the hook.

Meanwhile the Goldstone report languishes on some shelf as war crimes against the Palestinians continue on a daily basis as they are collectively punished by the ongoing siege and blockade. The only moral response to this travesty of justice is the total lifting of the siege and blockade not an “easing”, which would only allow the crime to go on indefinitely but at a slower pace. Ending the illegal occupation would also reduce Israel’s so-called security problems as would ending its ongoing colonisation and apartheid policies that continue to oppress Palestinians and deny them their freedom and human rights.

If you liked this article, please consider making a donation to Australians for Palestine by clicking on the PayPal link
Thank You.
Bookmark and Share

Add a Comment

required, use real name
required, will not be published
optional, your blog address

Next Post: