... for persecution is worse than slaughter..(part of 2:191)
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Israel's "Sheer Criminal Aggression"

Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says "No Credible Pretext"

The siege is savage and cruel, designed to keep the caged animals barely alive so as to fend off international protest, but hardly more than that.  It is the latest stage of long-standing Israeli plans, backed by the US, to separate Gaza from the West Bank. These are only the bare outlines of very ugly policies, in which Egypt is complicit as well.

Family of Gaza war victims doubt Israeli justice

AlJazeeraEnglish | July 06, 2010  -  An Israeli soldier has been charged with manslaughter in an Israeli court for the deaths of two Palestinian women during Israel's war on Gaza.

Majda Abu Hajaj and her 64-year-old mother were shot dead while carrying white flags they made out of bed sheets near their homes after the Israeli army forced the women to leave their house.

But the victims' relatives say they have have no faith in Israel's justice system, especially since it has taken 18 months for the case to be filed in court.

It is the first time an Israeli soldier has been charged with killing a civilian during the war, in which more than 1,400 Palestinians were killed.