Posted by: noticeable | November 15, 2006

European Union Lawmakers Criticize IDF Maneuvers in Gaza

This piece appeared in today’s Jerusalem Post. It never ceases to amaze how criticism of Israel often falls on deaf ears. So long has she has powerful friends in high places, Israel will continue to get away with war crimes and moral injustices. In the article, Graham Watson, leader of the Liberal Democrats in the EU, asks “How many enemies does Israel want?” Interesting question. The ultimate answer is that it doesn’t matter to Israel. She remains protected and her interests will be furthered so long as the U.S. and other western powers remain complacent. It is also interesting to point out that while the UN, the EU and other international organizations condemn Israel for her atrocities against the native Palestinians, their actions always stop at condemnation, there is never concrete action taken against this State.

EU Lawmakers Criticize IDF Maneuvers in Gaza

Associated Press

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday joined EU governments in criticizing IDF maneuvers in the Gaza Strip that killed 19 civilians last week, saying the large-scale military actions in the town of Beit Hanoun were not justified.

“Israel is a democratic country which needs to ask questions. We should ask them how they can describe something like Beit Hanoun as an accident. In democracy people who are responsible need to be held up to their responsibilities,” said Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialists in the European Parliament.

The EU has expressed strong concerns over the death of civilians and warned Israel to show utmost restraint in its military actions.

“How many enemies does Israel want?” asked Graham Watson, leader of the Liberal Democrats.

The Beit Hanoun shelling came after IDF troops wound up a weeklong incursion meant to curb Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel from the town.

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