UN Human Rights Commission: Israeli Blockade Would Have Been Illegal Even If Bin Laden On The Ship

Just when you need more insanity from the United Nation, they are ready and available to provide it

Israel’s blockade of a Gaza-bound flotilla last May would have been illegal, even if Osama bin Laden himself had been on the ship full of pro-Palestinian activists, a member of a U.N.-appointed fact-finding mission told the Human Rights Council.

The Geneva-based HRC is considering a report by the three-member commission that investigated the so-called “flotilla incident” – Israel’s interception at sea of Gaza-bound vessels, including the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, on May 31, 2010.  The ensuing deadly clashes between Israeli commandos and pro-Palestinian activists left nine activists dead.

Accusing Israel of war crimes, the report stated that the seizure of the ship was illegal, based on the determination that the Israeli blockade was itself illegal under international law.

Shocker! I wonder if there will be a mention of Egypt being a partner and participant in the Gaza blockade? Na, we know this is all about the Jew/Israeli hatred, and, despite the massive amount of material submitted to the UN HRC by UN Watch, well, they had an interesting response to UN Watch representative Leon Saltiel

Da Silva then added that Saltiel’s comments betrayed an ignorance of the law.

“Even if bin Laden himself was on board the Mavi Marmara it wouldn’t have made the blockade legal.”

Would it shock you to learn that the hearing was dominate by the Organization of the Islamic Conference bloc? Aren’t you glad we give billions of dollars to the UN every year?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU. Re-Change 2010!

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3 Responses to “UN Human Rights Commission: Israeli Blockade Would Have Been Illegal Even If Bin Laden On The Ship”

  1. john says:

    It has been well established International Law that ships flagged by one country can not be boarded by another country without either the permission of the ship’s master or the country that flagged it. Remember the War of 1812 when the British did this looking for “deserters” ? And SHOCKER American Jews vote overwhelmingly Democratic. AND DOUBLE SHOCKER Israel has a higher rate of abortions than does the USA and done under their national healthcare system. They seem to have about 100K abortions per year (est) this would have increased their population by a million in the last 10 years. But Jewish Torah/Bible values say that a fetus is NOT a human being.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    It has been well established International Law that ships flagged by one country can not be boarded by another country without either the permission of the ship’s master or the country that flagged it.

    Or when the vessel is in or passing through the territorial waters of a country as this ship was doing.

    Remember the War of 1812 when the British did this looking for “deserters” ?

    No, and neither do you. The British were stopping ships on the high seas, not in territorial waters.

    But Jewish Torah/Bible values say that a fetus is NOT a human being.

    It says no such thing, Ryan.

    One has to wonder why you feel the need to lie and misrepresent things the way you do. Are you that clueless? That dishonest?

  3. captainfish says:

    Oh, and by the way John, you casually glossed over the fact that BLOCKADES are a standard practice recognized the world over and are a legal rectification method used against declared trouble-makers.

    The US held a blockade of CUBA if you recall. Were we violating their human rights? Or were we protecting our homeland from them and Russia? Does that small incident with a Russian boat and something about missiles ring any bells?

    The blockade is legal and has never ever been doubted before now. Now that leftists anti-semites like you tried to run the blockade after being warned not to, Israel had every right to protect its blockade and its country.

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