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Mar 15, 2019 | Notre bulletin, Non classifié(e)

Que cesse l’occupation:
Le mensonge des « boucliers humains » d’Israël

Le mensonge des « boucliers humains » d’Israël

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Armer l’antisémitisme : la diffamation d’Yves Michaud

Armer l’antisémitisme : la diffamation d’Yves Michaud

BRUCE KATZ Récemment, un Québécois de distinction et un homme intègre du nom d'Yves Michaud est décédé à l'âge vénérable de 94 ans. Ancien député libéral à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec, Michaud s'est joint aux rangs du Parti québécois à la demande de René Lévesque,...

Weaponizing antisemitism: the smearing of Yves Michaud

Weaponizing antisemitism: the smearing of Yves Michaud

Recently, a Quebecer of distinction, a man of integrity by the name of Yves Michaud passed away at the venerable age of 94. A one-time Liberal Member of the Quebec National Assembly, Michaud joined the ranks of the Parti Québécois at the behest of René Lévesque, the...

UN says Israel’s killings at Gaza protests may amount to war crimes

The independent Commission of Inquiry, set up last year by the UN’s human rights council, said Israeli forces killed 189 people and shot more than 6,100 others with live ammunition near the fence that divides the two territories. The panel said in a statement that it had found “reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognisable as such”.

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Thirty-five of those killed were children, three were clearly identifiable paramedics and two were clearly marked journalists, the report said. Israel dismissed the report as “hostile, mendacious and slanted”.

The panel acknowledged some “acts of significant violence” from the demonstrators, who threw stones, Molotov cocktails and, in several cases, explosives at the fence and Israeli troops behind it.

It made clear, however, that such actions did not amount to combat or military campaigns, rejecting an Israeli claim of “terror activities” by Palestinian armed groups. “The demonstrations were civilian in nature, with clearly stated political aims,” it said. Investigators also said there were reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli troops had killed and injured Palestinians “who were neither directly participating in hostilities, nor posing an imminent threat.”

They said: “These serious human rights and humanitarian law violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.” It made clear, however, that such actions did not amount to combat or military campaigns, rejecting an Israeli claim of “terror activities” by Palestinian armed groups. A fuller report will be presented to the human rights council in Geneva on 18 March.

Adapted from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/28/gaza-israel-un-inquiry-killings-protest-war-crimes-army

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