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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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Israeli troops detained a 9-year-old Palestinian at school. It's 'becoming normal', locals say

(CNN)  The day before we met, human rights campaigner Aref Jaber recorded the arrest of a 9-year-old Palestinian boy, taken out of school in the West Bank city of Hebron by armed Israeli soldiers.

His footage shows soldiers inside Ziad Jaber elementary school, arguing with the school principal and other teachers, as they attempt to remove Zein Idris and his 7-year-old brother Taim.

At one point on the video, one of the teachers is told that if he does not let go of Zein, the soldier will break the teacher's arm.