The world’s leaders must have the guts to name things as they are; what is going on here is not only killing without trial, or extrajudicial killing, but war crimes, or crimes against humanity.
By Rashid Shahin
What is going on in the Palestinian occupied territories is not extrajudicial killing of Palestinian civilians, it is field executions on orders from high ranking politicians and military generals. When Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for opening an investigation into Israeli extrajudicial killings, she was severely attacked by Israeli politicians; an unprecedented campaign of hatred and incitement was launched in the Israeli mass media against her. Israeli leaders are not used to such criticism from Western leaders that is why the Wallstrom statements were shocking and disturbing.
Israeli politicians are concerned that such statements may encourage other world leaders to follow her in criticising…
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