måndag, januari 05, 2009

"Israels aktion är laglig och berömvärd"

Den amerikanske juridikprofessorn Alan M Dershowitz
kommenterar Operation Cast Lead i Jerusalem Post:
Israel's military actions in Gaza are entirely justified
under international law, and Israel should be
commended for its act of self-defense against
international terrorism.
Article 51 of the United Nations Charter reserves
to every nation the right to engage in self-defense
against armed attacks. The only limitation
international law places on a democracy is that
its actions must satisfy the principle of proportionality.
Israel's actions certainly satisfy that principles.
When Barack Obama visited the city of Sderot

this summer, he saw the same things that I had
seen during my visit on March 20 of this year.
Over the last four years, Palestinian terrorists -
in particular, Hamas and Islamic Jihad - have
fired more than two thousand rockets at this
civilian area, which is home to mostly poor
and working-class people.
The rockets are designed exclusively to maximize
civilian deaths, and some have barely missed
schoolyards, kindergartens, hospitals, and school
buses. But others hit their targets, killing more
than a dozen civilians since 2001, including in
February 2008 a father of four who had been
studying at the local university.
These anticivilian rockets have also injured
and traumatized countless children.
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