Thursday, January 29, 2009

IOF opened fire at European diplomats in Gaza

Several Swedish newspapers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) run a story today on an incident on Tuesday, when Israeli Occupation Forces shot warning shot in the air when a convoy of European diplomats was approaching an Israeli checkpoint. The convoy, which included the French consul and the Swedish consul in Jerusalem, had first been forces to negotiate the conditions of their exit from Gaza (in breach with diplomatic code of conduct) and then after several hours been given a go-ahead signal from the IOF. That's when shots were fired, probably in the air.

It's not hard to conclude that opening fire, warning shots or otherwise, consists of a clear breach of the diplomatic code of conduct. The Swedish Foreign Ministry has however still not even issued a diplomatic protest on the incident. No surprise that Israel keeps violating international laws and human rights, as long as Western powers is willing to reward Israel with impunity at all times.

News links: 1, 2, 3,4, 5

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