Sunday, March 11, 2018

Is Zeid Ra'ad al-Husseini A Grave Crimes Target?

This has been published:
Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem is a war crime, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein charged in a report he issued last week...He continued, “The transfer of the population by an occupying State into an occupied territory is a grave breach of article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and therefore a war crime.”

Article 147 reads:

Grave breaches to which the preceding Article relates shall be those involving any of the following acts, if committed against persons or property protected by the present Convention: wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments, wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power, or wilfully depriving a protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial prescribed in the present Convention, taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.

Zeid should know that there is nothing unlawful in the act of a Jew residing in the areas of the historic Jewish national home, a right guaranteed by international law. 

One would think he is asking to be a target of a grave crimes investigation.


1 comment:

Bill said...

This is par for the course. Almost every claim that I see about the illegality of some action of Israel is just plain wrong as a matter of law.