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Remembering Beirut - 19 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacres PDF Print E-mail
Feb 19, 2007 at 10:15 PM

ImageIn the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist atrocities in the United States, we demand our government leaders ensure that justice be served by protecting civilians of all countries throughout the world from war crimes and terrorist assault. The prosecution of political and military leaders accused of crimes against humanity is integral to the international struggle for peace and justice. But when our government applies a double standard to war crimes, selectively discriminating between terrorist acts committed by friends and foes, it undermines the universality of our most basic human rights.

A case in point is Canada’s silence about Israel’s prime minister, General Sharon, whose record of terrorist assaults on civilians extends over five decades, and whose culpability for war crimes in the summer of 1982 are widely acknowledged even within Israel. Serving as defence minister, Sharon used the pretext of an assassination attempt in London on the Israeli ambassador by a murky Palestinian terrorist group to launch a war against the Palestinian people in Lebanon....

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End of Mission Report - UN Under-Secretary-General

Alvaro de Soto

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Special Coordinator For the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representatives of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority Envoy to the Quartet
May 2007
Accessible at  http://tinyurl.com/2aevpx