Skip to comments.Hinting at war crimes charges, UK minister attacks Israel for East Jerusalem construction plans
Posted on 12/28/2012 1:47:08 PM PST by haffast
A British minister on Thursday harshly condemned Israel for its plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem and for conferring university status on a college in the West Bank city of Ariel, employing damning language rarely used by government officials.
While international outcries following Israeli announcements of construction beyond the Green Line are a common occurrence, UK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt took the unusual step of mentioning the Geneva Conventions, likely implying that settlement expansion is considered a war crime under international law.
The minister further said that the United Kingdom appreciates the Palestinian leaderships measured response to Israels recent announcements and commended Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for publicly rejecting recent inflammatory statements by Hamas leaders.
Having received nonmember observer state status at the United Nations in late November, the Palestinians are said to be considering turning to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to denounce Israel for alleged war crimes relating to settlements.
However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior government ministers have repeatedly vowed to keep building despite all pressure.
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I hope they tell the meddling little Islamist to stuff it up his Prince Charles.
Resistance to “Judenfrei” zones is a war crime? Now I have heard it all.
“I hope they tell the meddling little Islamist to stuff it up his Prince Charles.”
The Islamist t*rd would be more inconvenienced if he shoved up a bit further back - into his smelly Obama.
Building homes is a war crime?
If Britain were a serious country, the editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, would not currently be the leading candidate to become America’s next ambassador to Britain.
Let’s hope Ms. Wintour brings along appropriate clothing such as fashionable burkhas and head scarves so she will be able to fit in with Britain’s new cultural milieu.
This is so ridiculous----They can't even refer to what war, or what country the crime is committed against.
Were I Netanyahu I’d ask the UK if where they are hinting at charges of war crimes do they wish to declare war on Israel?
Building homes is a war crime. Firing rockets into neighborhoods is not. Apparently.
So I take it England will now no longer build in Wales?