‘U.N. wants to know if war crimes were committed in Gaza
* Posted on Friday, January 9, 2009
By Ahmed Abu Hamda and Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The U.N. high commissioner for human rights Friday called for an investigation of possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza as local residents told more gruesome tales about Israeli troops neglecting wounded civilians and the killing of unarmed Palestinians.
High Commissioner Navi Pillay noted the case of four boys who were rescued Wednesday by the International Committee of the Red Cross from the side of their dead mother in a dwelling 100 yards from an Israeli military post. The Red Cross called the incident “shocking,” and Pillay told the BBC that it “had all the elements of what constitutes a war crime.”’
P.S Add to it that these ‘crimes’ were premeditated. While we are on the subject of war crimes can we have a rerun of how Hamas came by stockpiling missiles among civilian population? Are they not guilty of letting innocent civilians in harm’s way knowingly? Law should apply equally on both for their callous disregard of sanctity of life.