February 08, 2009

What We Found in Gaza: War Crimes

From: 'What We Found in Gaza Strong Indications of Violations of the Laws of War, U.S. Law, and War Crimes Found in the Gaza Strip'.

Excerpt of opening statement:

GAZA CITY - We are a delegation of 8 American lawyers, members of the National Lawyers Guild in the United States, who have come here to the Gaza Strip to assess the effects of the recent attacks on the people, and to determine what, if any, violations of international law occurred and whether U.S. domestic law has been violated as a consequence.

Excerpt of conclusion:

'A report of our initial findings will be compiled and submitted to, among others, members of the United States Congress. We intend to push for an investigation by the United States government into possible violations by Israel of US law. We also hope to contribute our finding and efforts to other efforts by local and international lawyers to push for accountability against those found responsible for the egregious crimes that we have documented.'

(Link: www.commondreams.org/view/2009/02/08-0 )

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