Israeli legal officials say international lawsuits may indeed ensue Operation Cast Lead. 'Every Israeli involved in the fighting is subject to prosecution anywhere in the world,' warns top litigator. …'Criminals belong in jail'
… Attorney Michael Sefarad, who specialized in international law, said that we must remember that the entire mechanism of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague was put in place after World War II and the Holocaust, at the Jewish people's demand.
"The notion that some acts cannot be committed even in a time of war and that war criminals cannot find refuge anywhere is of the utmost importance, and this mechanism can be used against Israel as well."
… Sefarad believes that Israel grossly violated international law during the Gaza campaign, maybe even to the extant of committing war crimeshttp://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 51,00.html
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGaza war ended in utter failure for Israel.
… Objectives not met ….
… The conclusion is that Israel is a violent and dangerous country, devoid of all restraints and blatantly ignoring the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, while not giving a hoot about international law. The investigations are on their way.
Graver still is the damage this will visit upon our moral spine. It will come from difficult questions about what the IDF did in Gaza, which will occur despite the blurring effect of recruited media.
So what was achieved, after all? As a war waged to satisfy considerations of internal politics, the operation has succeeded beyond all expectations. Likud Chair Benjamin Netanyahu is getting stronger in the polls. And why? Because we could not get enough of the war.http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1057670.html