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ACTION ALERT: Israel's Bombing of Civilians Is a War Crime


July 27, 2006
The Brussells Tribunal / GlobalResearch.ca

States are obliged to protect Lebanon, militarily if necessary, lest international law become a travesty. If the Security Council won’t act, the General Assembly can and must.

http://www.brusselstribunal.org/Lebanon.htm

Emergency Action:
States are obliged to protect Lebanon, militarily if necessary, lest international law become a travesty. If the Security Council won’t act, the General Assembly can and must.

Israel’s wanton bombing of Lebanese civilians is an unequivocal war crime
The Brussells Tribunal / GlobalResearch.ca

CAIRO (July 23, 2006) — Public demonstrations are essential, but even more is demanded of us. The system has to be disrupted completely if there is to be any chance of minimizing the casualties of Israel's coming ground invasion and re-occupation of South Lebanon.

We call on all workers, all management, all professions, all unions and syndicates, and all Arabs to begin immediately a general strike.

We appeal especially to dockers, oil workers and airport workers. Anyone who has a position in the supply chain for Israel should act on their conscience. This action is needed now. We believe the invasion will begin this week.

General strike, now!

Hana Abdul Ilah Al-Bayaty, BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee
Ian Douglas, BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee
Dirk Adriaensens, BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee

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• Below is the statement released by The BRussells Tribunal Committee:

Israel’s wanton bombing of Lebanese civilians is an unequivocal war crime

States are obliged to protect Lebanon, militarily if necessary, lest international law become a travesty. If the Security Council won’t act, the General Assembly can and must

Over 250 Lebanese civilians dead within a week, all murdered by the State of Israel. If the elected leaders of the states we, the people, compose do nothing about this, international society is nothing but illusion — camouflage and safety valve for unbridled aggression.

The right to resist
The resistance operation that was the alleged trigger for IsraelIsraelSouth Lebanon in 2000, it has continued to occupy the Shebaa Farms area, contrary to UN determinations, kept thousands of prisoners, as well as routinely violate Lebanese sovereignty with flyovers by Israeli warplanes.

For over a quarter of a century, customary international law has explicitly sanctioned the use of “all means” necessary to achieving effective self-determination for peoples under colonial rule or occupation.

There are hundred of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon since 1948 whom Israel refuses the right to return to their homes, as stated in resolution 194 of the General Assembly of the UN.

The attempts to justify Israel’s state of exception — a racist conception of blood purity and regional supremacy — have poisoned not only the Middle East but world politics as a whole. Yet IsraelIsraelAction now!

We call for the following immediately:

• 1) Action in the UN General Assembly.

The UN General Assembly has created the State of Israel. It has the political and moral obligation to protect the Lebanese state and people. The UN Security Council is morally bankrupt and practically impotent. These core reasons concern the State of Israel, and blind US support for the racist policies thereof.

Conclusion
The BRussells Tribunal, in solidarity with the people of Lebanon United States Lebanon Israel America
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