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Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 29, 2014

Benjamin Netanyahu UN General Assembly
Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly on Sept. 29, 2014
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Israel’s “Excessive Use of Force”

October 15, 2015  |  Eli E. Hertz

Human Rights Watch, an independent NGO, investigated the phenomenon of suicide bombing. It charged that the systematic and intentional nature of those attacks as well as their scope constituted "crimes against humanity." 

Despite that independent finding, the U.S. State Department has yet to condemn such Arab terrorism in a strong, singular and unequivocal voice.

In fact, just the opposite has occurred: Rather than condemn Palestinian Arab terrorist tactics, the U.S. State Department condemned Israel’s "excessive use of force" when it retaliates against the terror attacks. But the charge seemed hollow in light of the way the British dealt with Palestinian Arabs violence under the British Mandate; during the Arab Revolt of 1936 to 1939, the British killed 5,032 Palestinians, wounded 14,760, detained 50,000, hanged 146, and sentenced to life prison terms 2,000, according to Oxford historian Glen Rangwala.

In addition, during that three-year counterinsurgency campaign, 5,000 houses were demolished in reprisals, and 40,000 Arab residents of Palestine, mostly wealthy families, fled to neighboring countries.

Was this "excessive use of force"?




 
 
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