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Monday, 31 May 2010 00:29
An Israeli War Crimes Tribunal (ICTI)
By Francis A. Boyle
 The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a "subsidiary organ" under U.N. Charter Article 22.

Also The blockade of Gaza violates article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention—collective punishment of civilians. It is a war crime in its own right.
An Israeli War Crimes Tribunal (ICTI)
By Francis A. Boyle
 The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a "subsidiary organ" under U.N. Charter Article 22.
The purpose of the ICTI would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine, Gaza, and against the Flotilla
The establishment of ICTI would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity, violation of international Humanitarian law  in attacking the flotilla, and  against the Peoples of Lebanon,  and Palestine. Furthermore, the establishment of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Netanyahu,  the Foreign Minister, the   Defense Minister , Chief of Staff and Israel's other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Lebanese and the Palestinians.
Without such a deterrent, Israel has been  emboldened
 
For the U.N. General Assembly to establish ICTI could stop the further development of this momentum towards a regional if not global catastrophe.
Francis A. Boyle is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He has advised numerous international bodies in the areas of human rights, war crimes, genocide, nuclear policy, and bio warfare. He received a PHD in political science from Harvard University.
 

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