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Internationaler Gerichtshof verlangt das Israel keinen weissen Phospor benutzt – HCJ dismisses petition demanding the military cease use of white phosphorous

 

HCJ dismisses petition demanding the military cease use of white phosphorous
B’Tselem

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July 14, 2013 -On 9 July 2013, the High Court of Justice (HCJ) dismissed a petition demanding that the Israeli military cease all use of white phosphorous in civilian areas. The petition was dismissed after the State announced that use of white phosphorous would be significantly reduced. Despite dismissing the petition, the justices demanded that the military reconsider its use of the substance. The petition was filed by Advocates Michael Sfard and Emily Schaeffer on behalf of 117 petitioners, including human rights organizations.The harmful effects of white phosphorous were discovered during Operation Cast Lead. Phosphorous burns everything it touches and causes severe burns when it comes into contact with the human body…
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Obama’s secret kill list – the disposition matrix
Ian Cobain

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July 14, 2013 – When Bilal Berjawi spoke to his wife for the last time, he had no way of being certain that he was about to die. But he should have had his suspicions.A short, dumpy Londoner who was not, in the words of some who knew him, one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Berjawi had been fighting for months in Somalia with al-Shabaab, the Islamist militant group. His wife was 4,400 miles away, at home in west London. In June 2011, Berjawi had almost been killed in a US drone strike on an al-Shabaab camp on the coast. After that he became wary of telephones. But in January last year, when his wife went into labour and was admitted to St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, he decided to risk a quick phone conversation. A few hours after the call ended Berjawi was targeted in a fresh drone strike. Perhaps the telephone contact triggered alerts all the way from Camp Lemmonier, the US military’s enormous home-from-home at Djibouti, to the National Security Agency’s headquarters in Maryland. Perhaps a few screens also lit up at GCHQ in Cheltenham? This time the drone attack was successful, from the US perspective, and al-Shabaab issued a terse statement: „The martyr received what he wished for and what he went out for.“…
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