Skip to comments.Lebanon: We will sue Israel in Hague
Posted on 08/01/2006 10:36:30 AM PDT by Alouette
Lebanese minister of justice states that Israel's attacks constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and wonders how pictures of Qana did not bring about ceasefire. Red Cross publishes that 28 corpses evacuated from Qana, contrary to Lebanese reports that 57 people were killed
Lebanon is planning to file a lawsuit against Israel in the International Criminal Court. Tuesday, Lebanese Minister of Justice Charles Rizk made a written petition to the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, asking him to bring up the issue in the next meeting of the Lebanese cabinet, so that the prime minister will be able to collect witnesses in preparation before filing of the complaint.
The minister wrote to the prime minister: "The repeated Israeli attacks on Lebanon, on its infrastructure, its citizens, women and children, since July 12 are a grave breech of international law and international agreements. As such, they clearly constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity."
"In preparation for the pursuit of the Israeli enemy in the relevant international courts, and in a bid to punish these crimes and to bring them to justice, the Lebanese government must prepare a comprehensive case that will include and detail all the attacks and crimes committed. This is with the intent that Israel pay restitution on all the physical and moral damages that she caused Lebanon and her citizens," he wrote.
"Accordingly, I request of you to present the issue in the cabinet meeting so that the decision can be made to assign the mission of performing a comprehensive survey of damage caused and of gathering proof of crimes committed to the Defense Ministry or the Ministry of the Interior. This will be done with legal oversight so that it may be passed on at the right moment in order to go after the perpetrators of these crimes," he added.
In addition, Minister Rizk expressed his regret that the "Qana massacre did not horrify the conscience and did not bring about a UN decision for a ceasefire.
The Red Cross published that 28 corpses were evacuated from Qana, 19 of which were children. The report clashes with the Lebanese report that 57 people were killed.
WOW that was great. Deep truths are always true when you turn them around like that. Nicely done.
"In preparation for the pursuit of the Israeli enemy in the relevant international courts, ...."
That's the trick isn't it ? .... They will have to find an international court that is not irrelevant.
It's too bad that this war has been ongoing for the last 1400 odd years. There are no easy answers!
Very well, the Israel can sue Lebanon for all the cost of the military action, since Lebanon attacked Israel, right?
Me either. I think a 3-point simultaneous MOAB strike -- One for Beirut; one for Damascus; one for Tehran.
"In addition, Minister Rizk expressed his regret that the "Qana massacre did not horrify the conscience and did not bring about a UN decision for a ceasefire."
He didn't complain that the UN resoltion to disarm Hezbollah ever happened...
"Any Muslim who thinks he can win against an army of Jewish lawyers is, well, you know . . . ."
m'shuganah? (I'm almost Jewish)
With the pictures and graphics do you think may the liberals can understand this.....oh wait, nevermind...they still hate the Jewish people....
The Hague...I am still laughing.
Maybe that's because the "Qana massacre" was staged by Hezbollywood and didn't happen at all!
Do I detect an admission by this Hezzie apologist that the fraud didn't work as well as planned?
Sorry Lebanon, you can play ignorant and pretend you have no part in all that has gone on, but when you refuse to do anything about a known terrorist group and allow them to run amok without any control from your military, you are complicit in that terrorist behavior, and if anything, can and should be held accountable for it. You picked the terrorists, now live with your decision...morons!
What a bunch of big babies!!!!
Prediction : The judges will laugh this one out ( throw out the case ) out of court.
lol Guys, you need to see Alouette's emoticon theater.
Mostly what you have is the media reporting what one faction of the Lebanese, and Iran/Syria's proxy feel about it. Every so often, you'll hear form one of the large numbers of Christians or Druze (a hybrid offshoot of Islam and Christianity) think. Israel understands there are different factions, and apparently is limiting their attacks accordingly.
Keep in mind also, that Syria left a puppet high up in Lebanon's government as a condition of withdrawal.
1. Harboring terrorists to prevent their capture.
2. Providing logistics support to terrorists in support of their committing war crimes by targeting civilians.
3. Providing materiel support to terrorists.
4. Failure to protect its borders.
5. Interfering in legitimate operations by others (Israel) endeavoring to enforce provisions of UN Resolution 1559 on their behalf.
That is the funniest thing I've seen today!
Even the MSM dropped the story after realizing that the Hezzies made it up.
"Beirut used to be the "Paris of the Mideast."
Now Paris is the "Beirut of Europe.""
Now that is funny.
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