UN report unedited just out, Israel found guilty of breaking international law on flotilla and blockade is illegal due to humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

BUT…. don’t hold your breath, Israel has ignored EVERY UN Resolution condemning their crimes…. why would this one be treated differently?

Report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate

violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance

The entire report can be seen HERE in PDF form…
Bottom line is……

277. A distinction is made between activities taken to alleviate crises and action to address the causes creating the crisis. The latter action is characterized as political action and therefore inappropriate for groups that wish to be classified as humanitarian. This point is made because of the evidence that while some of the passengers were solely interested in delivering supplies to the people in Gaza, for others the main purpose was raising awareness of the blockade with a view to its removal, as the only way to solve the crisis.

An examination should be made to clearly define humanitarianism as distinct from humanitarian action so that there can be an agreed form of intervention and jurisdiction when humanitarian crises occur.

278. The Mission sincerely hopes that no impediment will be put in the way of those who suffered loss as a result of the unlawful actions of the Israeli military to be compensated adequately and promptly. It is hoped that there will be swift action by the Government of Israel. This will go a long way to reversing the regrettable reputation which that country has for impunity and intransigence in international affairs. It will also assist those who genuinely sympathise with their situation to support them without being stigmatised.


  1. September 23, 2010 at 00:56


  2. dogismyth said,

    September 23, 2010 at 04:14

    how ridiculous. You really believe the UN is a fair an impartial judge of world events? Maybe you should research the commonality between the World Bank, BIS, and the UN. The UN is just an intermediary running cover for the two most corrupt regime in the world.

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