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UN rights chief says Gaza siege ‘illegal’

Press TV – June 5, 2010

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the Israeli imposed blockade of the Gaza Strip is “illegal and must be lifted.”

The United Nations official, Navi Pillay said on Saturday that “International humanitarian law prohibits starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and … it is also prohibited to impose collective punishment on civilians.”

“I have consistently reported to member states that the blockade is illegal and must be lifted,” she added.

The comments came as Tel Aviv’s siege of the Gaza Strip is about to enter its third year. The Gaza siege has deprived the Palestinians of food, fuel and other necessities.

Pillay also repeated a call for a probe into Israel’s deadly attack on the multinational relief convoy, the Freedom Flotilla, which had set sail to challenge the siege.

The Monday attack in international waters 150 km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza killed several activists and left scores more injured.

Also on Saturday, the Israeli military seized the Rachel Corrie, the aid ship which neared Gaza five days after the bloodshed.

June 5, 2010 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Subjugation - Torture, War Crimes

6 Comments »

  1. Not only is the Gaza siege illegal but the Zionist entity as well. If we ever want to see Peace and Justice come to that region, Zionism has to be abolished and Palestine restored to its indigenous people. A one State solution is the only answer everything else is Bull….

    Comment by B.Benhamid | June 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. Goebels would be so proud of Israel.

    Apartheid is evil and all who refuse to condemn it are complicit. Piracy, kidnapping and murder, all are acts of evil. Everything that Hitler and his cronies did were legal at the time under the laws that they constructed, it doesn’t make their actions right.

    As I said, Goebels would be proud.

    Comment by Johnny | June 5, 2010 | Reply

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  6. The headline should read; “R.I.P.: RULE OF LAW” and then it should explain that between JizzRaHell and U.S.S.A., and Britain, that RULE OF LAW became obsolete. Now we have RULE OF JACKALS, universal truth on earth. RULE OF HYENAS. RULE OF FILTH. RULE OF GREED AND AVARICE. RULE OF ZIONISM.

    those are the new rulers. The old Rule of Law was just a ‘quaint, outdated idea’, this from Jon ‘SCREW’ Yoo. From John Negroponte, from Shillary Clintonstoned. From Barry Soetoro, aka B.H.O.

    Rule of law is dead. It’s now replaced by RULE OF PLUTOCRAT ZIONIST JEWS, OLIGARCH ZIONIST JEWS, BILDERBERGERS and ROTHSCHILDS JEWS. KISSINGER JEWS. STEPHEN HARPER JEWS. NIKOLAS SARKOZY JEWS.

    and JUSTICE, it’s gone too. it’s now spelled JUST US!

    Comment by THERE IS NO LONGER RULE OF LAW ANYWHERE ON EARTH | June 5, 2010 | Reply


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