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Israel faces undeniable war crimes evidence at ICC

Palestinian girl in front of Gaza bombed by Israel

The Palestinian Authority has submitted the first evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict in 2014 to the International Criminal Court, seeking to accelerate the investigation of these abuses. After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had …

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80 nations condemn US bombing of hospital and related war crimes

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Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors …

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#PrayForSyria: US airstrikes kill 36 civilians in Syrian village

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US warplanes attacked the Syrian village of al-Khan today, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killing at least 36 people, all of them civilians. Over a dozen other civilians are missing, and the toll is likely to rise. Though al-Khan is an ISIS-held village, the Syrian Observatory pointed out …

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Women, children among 18 Afghans dead in NATO wedding strike

A NATO airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Logar has killed 18 people, including women and children, local officials report. A NATO spokesperson said a team had been deployed to investigate the claims of civilian casualties. Afghan authorities say the pre-dawn attack aimed at militants in the area hit …

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11 children killed by NATO airstrike

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Afghan villagers sit near the bodies of children who they said were killed during an air strike in Kunar province April 7, 2013. A NATO airstrike has killed 11 children and one woman in the East of Afghanistan, report local officials. A house collapsed during the attack, causing the casualties …

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British petition calls for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes

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Thousands of U.K. residents have signed a petition demanding the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his war crimes against Gaza during last summer’s brutal offensive. Given the large scale of support and attention, the U.K. government may be forced to publicly respond in the near future. The …

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US drone strikes declared a ‘war crime’ by judge

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Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano has blasted President Obama over the revelations that a drone strike he sanctioned killed hostages being held prisoner by al Qaeda in Pakistan. The Libertarian pundit did not mince words, calling Obama’s actions “a war crime.” “I condemn, in words as strong …

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UK soldiers accused of gunning down Afghan boys drinking tea

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The UK government has been asked to launch a probe into the death of four Afghan boys allegedly shot dead by UK soldiers. The MoD claimed the boys were ‘Taliban targets,’ while witnesses said they were shot in their home while drinking tea. The UK Ministry of Defense confirmed it …

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Murder is the foreign policy of the United States

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Washington has a long history of massacring people, for example, the destruction of the Plains Indians by the Union war criminals Sherman and Sheridan and the atomic bombs dropped on Japanese civilian populations, but Washington has progressed from periodic massacres to full-time massacring. From the Clinton regime forward, massacre of …

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Iraq veteran kills himself after being ordered to commit “war crimes”

Daniel Somers

Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers committed suicide following an arduous battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was caused by his role in committing “crimes against humanity,” according to the soldier’s suicide note. Somers was assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in Baghdad which saw him involved in …

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a …

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NATO airstrike kills 10 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children

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Numerous women and children were among the 10 killed in a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, AFP reported, citing Afghan officials. The air raid struck a Taliban hideout in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, killing “five children, four women and a man,” Kunar provincial governor Sayed Fazulullah Wahidi told AFP. Three Taliban …

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Let’s admit it: the US is at war in Yemen, too

Yemeni army soldiers celebrate Tuesday after taking the city of Zinjibar from al-Qaida militants. After years of sending drones and commandos into Pakistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week finally admitted the obvious: The US is “fighting a war” there. But American robots and special forces aren’t just targeting militants …

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Australian soldiers ‘shot dead two children tending cattle’ in Afghanistan

Australian soldiers shoot 2 kids in Afghanistan

Australian soldiers in southern Afghanistan shot dead two children tending cattle, local officials said on Saturday as the international coalition launched an inquiry into the incident. Civilian casualties caused by NATO-led troops have been one of the most contentious issues in the campaign against Taliban insurgents, fuelling public anger and …

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Fresh evidence shows UK troops ‘systematically tortured’ Iraqis

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Shocking fresh testimonies to be heard at the British High Court would bring up new charges of violating international law over the torture and unlawful killing of Iraqi prisoners against British troops. This time, the British military stands accused of carrying out a “systematic torture” policy against Iraqi prisoners including …

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UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be …

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Citizens arrest attempted on war criminal Tony Blair

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Tony Blair’s tenure as prime minister of the UK has been over for nearly seven years now, but some Britons are still extremely upset at him. One British poll from last year even found that a fifth of the country thinks that Blair and his partner in war George W. …

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NATO backed rebels use chemical weapons in Syria

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The militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria have been using chemical weapons, official SANA news agency says, adding that at least 15 people were killed in a chemical attack in the northwestern city of Aleppo. “Terrorists fired a rocket containing chemical substances in the Khan …

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