Friday, August 25, 2006

Video: Amnesty offers Evidence for Israeli's collateral damage...

Evidence Points to Israel's Policy of Deliberate Destruction of Lebanese Infrastructure, According to Amnesty International is an article that shows evidence that Israel was not actually applying a strategic military plan at all times, but as a matter of fact in some points, they just wanted to "destroy" the Lebanese infrastructure, just to limit survival sources for residents in certain areas.



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"The evidence strongly suggests that the extensive destruction of public works, power systems, civilian homes and industry was an integral part of the military strategy, rather than 'collateral damage' or the result of lawfully targeting military objectives," added Goering.

The evidence presented in this publication includes the following:

  • Massive destruction by Israeli forces of whole civilian neighborhoods and villages
  • Attacks on bridges in areas of no apparent strategic importance
  • Attacks on water pumping stations, water treatment plants and supermarkets despite the prohibition against targeting objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population
  • Statements by Israeli military officials indicating that the destruction of civilian infrastructure was indeed a goal of Israel's military campaign designed to press the Lebanese government and the civilian population to turn against Hizbullah.
Click here to read more.

Report on Israeli Deliberate Destruction of Lebanese Infrastructure.

Source: http://www.amnestyusa.org/

2 comments:

  1. Okay I know 50 million other blogger linked to this Amnesty article! but I guess the more the merrier!

    Well the report is 22 pages, and as I have other things to read, I read a couple of pages, I like how everything is documented and referenced! and evidence is not talk, but experts have gone down to Lebanon and saw the things they are talking about.

    However I wasn't surprised of an story, I knew all that, because we have good medias like Jazeera that show things, but I suppose people in the west would definitely be surprised from reading it.

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  2. Yeah, I'm shocked, but not surprised... The Indepdent and the Guardian are also great sources, including al-Jazeera and Ha'aretz. Commander of the Hizballahi Offencive [Major-General] Udi Adam stated: "We [the IDF] will turn Lebanon's infrastructure back 20 years -- possibly 50". He also made other horrendous comments, such as: "We [the IDF] do not see a difference between civilian and soldier; in Lebanon, everyone is a target". (And these statements are just the SOFT ones...!)

    Just today, in Ha'aretz, there was an article that Mossad is trying to verify the Palestinian Intelligence Services' reports that a wing of Hamas operating in southwestern Syria abducted the two soldiers (e.g., which started the whole Lebanese offencive in the first place).

    If this is true...then Olmert (and Bush) have killed nearly 2,000 Lebanese and 200 Israelis for nothing... :-(

    ...However, I can see the spin -- "Hizballah was firing rockets into Israel!" (Despite the fact that Shebaa Farms is -- legally -- NOT Israeli sovereign territory.)

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