Turning a blind eye after taking eye, lip, nose and half of face for an eye
Soldiers receive suspended sentence for Gaza abuse
An Israeli court-martial handed down suspended jail sentences on Sunday to two soldiers who forced a Palestinian boy to search for suspected booby-traps on their behalf during the Gaza Strip war, Army Radio said. The ruling meant that the troops, who were last month found guilty of reckless endangerment and conduct unbecoming, would go free but be subject to a minimum 3-month stint in the military stockade should they commit another crime.
Nice to see Israel are as lenient with their soldiers as the American army is. The invasion in Gaza and use of white phosperus in urban areas is a war crime that Israel has managed to avoid and while America continue to prop Israel up with billions in military aid (the majority of which has to be spent on the American military industry so is effectively obscene corporate welfare), Israel will never negotiate for peace because they have the military might to keep Gaza and the West Bank as the largest open aired prison on the planet.
Using a child to search for booby-traps is just another day on the job for the IDF and in the meantime Palestinians are waiting at the peace table as Israel formalize their cultural genocide of settlement encroachment...
No talks unless 'complete halt' to building - Abbas
The Palestinian Authority will not return to peace talks with Israel unless there is a freeze on settlement building that includes East Jerusalem, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday.
...while Netanyahu keeps trying to build attempts at invading Iran...
Military threat needed to stop Iran - Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Vice President Joe Biden only a credible military threat can deter Iran from building a nuclear weapon, Israeli political sources said. In comments signalling growing Israeli impatience with diplomacy, the sources said Netanyahu, beginning a five-day US visit, argued that economic sanctions have failed to persuade Iran to stop its nuclear programme.
Why this Government has decided to reward Israel by allowing them an embassy here begs the question what would Israel need to do to for us to kick them out?