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July 14, 2014

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official: All Hamas Rockets Are War Crimes

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In a stunning moment of candor,the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council states that it would be folly for Palestinians to apply to the International Criminal Court given that "each and every" rocket fired by Hamas is a "crime against humanity." Speaking July 9 on Palestinian Authority TV, Ibrahim Khreisheh also acknowledges that Israel follows proper legal procedures by giving civilians warning about impending airstrikes, while Hamas gives no warning about rocket attacks.

The rare admission, with translations by MEMRI, was reported in Israeli media outlets, and virtually ignored by the Western media, which is frequently obsessed with Palestinian accusations about alleged Israeli war crimes and which has followed the question of the Palestinians joining the ICC.

Now that the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations has exhorted "people should know more before they talk emotionally about appealing to the ICC" because the Palestinians themselves are grossly in violation of international law, the Western media is mum. As Israel continues to absorb hundreds of rocket attacks, "each and every" one of them "a crime against humanity," and the media carries on with its blinkered discussions about the "lopsided conflict," we ask: where is the coverage of Ibrahim Khreisheh's candid admission?

Posted by TS at July 14, 2014 02:59 AM

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Wow--what prompted this rare burst of honesty from the PA?

Wonder how long he'll survive.

Posted by: John Jaffe at July 17, 2014 03:53 PM

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