Thursday, September 14, 2006

Refreshing

Amnesty international says Hezbollah is guilty of war crimes:

Amnesty International has accused Hezbollah of "serious violations of international humanitarian law, amounting to war crimes" during the recent Lebanese war.

In a report published in London Thursday, the human rights group condemned the "deliberate targeting" of Israeli civilians by Hezbollah.

The report states that 43 civilians, including seven children, were killed in these Hezbollah attacks.
This is nice to see, even though they have accused Israel of the same things. Tit for tat if you will. I think its important to note a certian distinction, however (emphasis mine):
"The scale of Hezbollah's attacks on Israeli cities, towns and villages, the indiscriminate nature of the weapons used, and statements from the leadership confirming their intent to target civilians make it all too clear that Hezbollah violated the laws of war," Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan said in a comment on the report.

Combined with its earlier publication on Israel's targeting of Lebanese civilian infrastructure, the latest findings underlined the urgent need for the United Nations to establish a full and impartial investigation into violations committed by both sides.
So...Hezbollah attacks civilians. Israel attacks civilian infrastructure. To Amnesty International, thats the same thing.

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