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Write to U.N. General Assembly President urging for creation of Israeli war crimes tribunal

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 3, 2009

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

URGENT ALERT: Palestine – Write to U.N. General Assembly President urging for creation of Israeli war crimes tribunal

31 December 2008

In light of the current Israeli bombardment of Gaza and humanitarian crises, IHRC calls on campaigners to write to the U.N. General Assembly President, urging for the creation of an Israeli war crimes tribunal.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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31 December 2008

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3856

URGENT ALERT: Palestine – Write to U.N. General Assembly President urging for creation of Israeli war crimes tribunal

Contents
1. Summary
2. Background
3. Action required
4. Sample letter

1. Summary

With the Gaza death toll exceeding 400, the Islamic Human Rights Commission calls on campaigners to send letters to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, to urge the U.N. General Assembly to establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI).

2. Background

After five days of consecutive bombardment of Gaza, and an ever-increasing death toll, demonstrators all over the world are calling for an end to the massacre. Campaigners are urged to continue attending demonstrations and boycotting Israel, and are now asked to send letters to the President of the U.N. General Assembly, urging for the long-overdue establishment of an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI), under U.N. Charter Article 22.

On the topic of Israel�s current attack on Gaza, Archibishop Desmond Tutu said on Sunday:

“In the context of total aerial supremacy, in which one side in a conflict deploys lethal aircraft against opponents with no means of defending themselves, the bombardment bears all the hallmarks of war crimes.”

Francis A. Boyle, in calling for the creation of such an Israeli war crimes tribunal, said:

�The establishment of ICTI would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine–just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans. Furthermore, the establishment of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Olmert, Foreign Minister Livni, Defense Minister Barak , Chief of Staff Ashkenazi and Israel’s other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Lebanese and the Palestinians.�

3. Action required

Write to the President of the U.N. General Assembly, urging for the establishment of an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI), under U.N. Charter Article 22.
Fax: +1 (212) 963-4423
Email: http://www.un.org/ga/contactus.asp

4. Sample letter

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If you receive a reply to the letter you send, we request you to send a copy of the letter you sent and the reply you received to IHRC. This is extremely important as it helps IHRC to monitor the situation with regards to our campaigns and to improve upon the current model letters.

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Sample letter to the President of the U.N. General Assembly.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]

President
General Assembly
United Nations
New York, NY USA

[Date]

Dear Sir,

Re: Creation of Israeli war crimes tribunal

The current massacre happening in Gaza is of urgent concern to my community and I. For attacks which bear all the trademarks of war crimes, is it not time for them to be assessed within the appropriate context of an Israeli war crimes tribunal?

Surely, you do not need me to relate to you the strangulation and bombardment of Gaza, and the humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding. After five days of consecutive bombardment of Gaza, and a death toll exceeding 400, calls for an end to the massacre fall on the deaf ears of a murderous Israeli government.

The 1.5 million abused and starved inhabitants of �the world�s biggest concentration camp� are being forced to continue to collectively-pay for democratically-electing their government.

While the Israeli authorities punish the Palestinians in order to teach Hamas a hard-handed lesson, the civilian casualties and number of injured continue to soar. Israel is refusing ceasefire requests, in spite of Hamas offering it on the basis of reasonable and attainable compromises: �an end to the blockade, and an Israeli ceasefire on the West Bank�, according to Yuval Diskin, current head of Israeli security services Shin Bet.

Also, in light of the current attacks which have sparked international condemnation, Archbishop Desmund Tutu said: “In the context of total aerial supremacy, in which one side in a conflict deploys lethal aircraft against opponents with no means of defending themselves, the bombardment bears all the hallmarks of war crimes.”

Over the past 2 months, fuel supply to Gaza has been blocked leading to the closure of its power plant, and even the U.N. has been forced to halt distribution of food aid, upon which most Gazans are reliant. The actions of the Israeli authorities violate the Geneva Conventions and so many international norms. It is now more necessary than ever for the U.N. to establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI), under U.N. Charter Article 22. Failure to create viable accountability would only further embolden the Israeli government to continue their extermination of the Palestinians.

As the crimes committed against Palestinians degrade all humanity, we request you to urge members of the U.N. General Assembly to swiftly take necessary and appropriate action towards creating an ICTI under U.N. Charter Article 22, and holding the Israeli government accountable.

I look forward to your reply regarding this urgent matter.

Yours sincerely,

[Your signature]
[Your name]

source —
www.montrealmuslimnews.net

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-muslim voice-
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BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW

6 Responses to “Write to U.N. General Assembly President urging for creation of Israeli war crimes tribunal”

  1. gary said

    I have a better idea…push for drastic reform of the UN. Specifically democratic reform…

    http://www.UnitedDemocraticNations.org

    Without such reform, it’s foolish to expect progress on issues like this.

    gary

  2. madison and nicole said

    hi our names are madison and nicole we are 7th graders in new jersey and during a period of social studies we saw a video that made us write to you. We saw a video on Uganda and how poor inocent people are dieing. Not from a diese but from hunger. This made us very sad. Its all over a civil war. We realy want to know what you are doing to help. and if there is any way we could help. plese contact us ASAP at m.guido95@gmail.com. We need to see help right away.

    • Salam,

      Hi there!

      I am happy with your comment and concern about the Uganda’s situation. Yes, there are terrible condition in there. But it happens also to Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Palestine, etc …

      I hope the Americans adult have same view like you guys, with pure heart and intention.

      FYI, the rest of the world see United State of America as war monger, uncivilized, barbaric and facist.

      -muslim voice-

  3. Ron said

    We must address the spiritual side of humanity. The cause of all wars is the failure of us to know we are all the same energy. A human is a human, whether black to white spectrum. Religion should go, as it creates difference and makes wars.

  4. marie katty antoine said

    I am haitian living in america…I just wanted to let you all know about the brutality that’s going on in haiti due to the un troops….I’m sure you all are aware of this already…..the trooops are making haiti worser than it already is .they are killing young men and women especially in the streets of port-au-prince..I see. Pictures of them lying dead on the streets bloood running all over the place with no medical aid..not only that kids as young as 12 and 13 years old are being raped by brazilians troops daily. They rape them with the promise of food and money and sometimes they dnt even go through with their promises.they are suffering from sexual slavery child pornography and many other hardships under the authority of these troops….the un needs to get out of haiti and they need to do it now. My country need some serious help and instead of provind that the us has omly established more..people have siad that people are paying to make haiti look bad..the worser we look that would be somewhat beneficial to american interest.I haven’t been to haiti for almost 10years now..I plan to go next year in january…a lot has changed since I left I heard..I just hope I could go there safe and come back to america..that is if I even come back…PLEASE GET UN TROOPS OUT OF HAITI NOW..WE DNT NEED OTHER PEOPLE RULING OVER OUR LAND..NOT IF THEY ONLY ADDING TO THE MASSACRE! SO HOW ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

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