Monday, January 24, 2011

Israeli investigation finds that the attack on the Free Gaza Flotilla was perfectly legal

Yesterday the Israeli government-appointed panel charged to investigate the Israeli army's attack on the Free Gaza Flotilla last May announced its findings. The whole thing was legal and proper.

Nine members of the flotilla on board the ship Mavi Marmara were killed when Israeli commandos descended from military helicopters hovering above. The raid took place in international waters where Israel has no jurisdiction. Israel says it was defending its blockade of Gaza, which is illegal by international law.

The soldiers came down firing live ammunition and stun grenades. Autopsies later showed that many were shot from above by Israeli soldiers on the helicopter and a Turkish-American Furkan Dogan was shot in the head point blank and then finished off while laying on the deck.This behavior by the Israel army met the highest standard of conduct set by the Israeli army and government.

In a related story, an investigation panel appointed by Nazi skinheads to look into the beating of Pakistanis by fellow skinheads found that the beating was correct and lawful.

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