israel is war criminal

Nobody can legalise the theft of the Palestinian lands. Building settlements is a crime, building settlements is against all international laws. I think it is time now for the international community to act concretely to stop the Israelis from these crimes.
—  Palestinian tourism and antiquities minister, Rula Ma’ayah.

Palestinians demand action against Israel over settlements law

anonymous asked:

why do you love war criminals? fuck israel.

I think you have Israel confused with the state sponsored Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, that’s ok though bigots and Anti Semites get confused all the time.

Israel may not be perfect, but they sure aren’t war criminals.

So, let me get this straight…the Palestinian Authority wants to be party to an international tribunal with prosecutorial power against war criminals – as opposed to gaining sovereign rights through terrorism or violence – and Israel decides that this is so unacceptable that it withholds tax revenue earned by and due to the Palestinians? This comes less than a week after the United States and Australia voted down a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Palestinian statehood.

“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, not to hate them, but to understand them.” – Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1676

If we demand that the Palestinians use legal and peaceful means to achieve their ends, I don’t understand what it is we’re asking them to do and how we want them to do it when we actively work to create obstacles for Palestinian statehood and sovereignty. Since the most powerful nation in the world is effectively using their veto power in the United Nations so as not to ruffle the feathers of the Israeli government, what else can the Palestinians do? They decide to try to gain recognition as a sovereign state by joining as many international organizations and signing on to as many treaties as possible, yet that’s still not acceptable. The Palestinian Authority – and through them, the Palestinian people – are, in effect, being punished for attempting to join an international body with a mandate to end genocide, achieve justice for victims of crimes against humanity, and bring war criminals to trial. That’s literally the opposite of a path to peace. Yet we wonder why desperate people with seemingly hopeless causes are driven to terrorism? And we don’t understand why it is often directed towards us?

“Peace cannot be worth its name unless it is based on justice, and not on the occupation of the land of others.” – Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, speaking to the Israeli Knesset, Jerusalem, November 20, 1977

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Shimon Peres: War Criminal

We’ve been suffering from the occupation for generations, Palestinians have been in refugee camps all around the world, which most of weren’t for human inhabitants, refugees are also banned from entering their homeland, and no one ever batted an eye. But when an angry Palestinian who has lost everything, and has nothing left to live for, tries to stab a settler, he is disturbed,  he is sick, he is a murderer, and his entire family, and probably neighborhood has to pay for it. This youth is angry, and when I say settler I’m talking about the worst kind of Israelis, and don’t tell me not to generalize, especially in this case. When the 4 year old kid whose home was burnt by settlers and lost all of his family members because they were all burned alive, grows up, and tries to stab a settler he is not disturbed,  he is angry at the world that didn’t do a thing when that happened. When few cousins who are all below the age of 13, play soccer on the beach and then Israeli air strikes bombs them and kills everyone except one of them, who grows up with A LOT of mental problems, in Gaza, where Israel does not allow any medical help to pass there, when that kid grows up, and tries to stab a settler, or an Israeli soldier, he is not disturbed, he is angry. So don’t tell me you understand,  because I don’t even understand,  don’t tell me that it’s kind of our fault too or that violence can’t be stopped with violence, because when all of these kids grow up, angry, their wounds and bruises grow all the way with them, they can never heal. And neither you, nor I can do anything, but let them try to heal themselves.

Anti-Zionists don’t believe in nuance. 

If the settlements are not 100% perfect, legitimate and best thing ever, they’re evil settler-colonialism.

If Netanyahu is not the best and most effective leader he can be, then he’s an evil child killing war criminal.

If Israel’s retaliation are not 100% casualty free, then they’re the same as genocide.

Can’t somebody think the settlements are legal but still a bad idea?

Can’t you think Netanyahu is a shitty leader but not a war criminal?

Can’t you criticize Israel’s use of force without calling them Nazis?

Seriously, this is ridiculous.