Thursday, 31 January 2008

Amnesty slams Winograd

Amnesty International has a thing or two to say about the Winograd Committee report:

The report was "deeply flawed" and did not probe government policies and military strategies that did not discriminate between Hezbollah fighters and Lebanese civilians, Amnesty said.

Amnesty's Middle East and North Africa programme director, Malcolm Smart, said the study was "another missed opportunity to address the policies and decisions behind the grave violations of international humanitarian law—including war crimes—committed by Israeli forces".

"The indiscriminate killings of many Lebanese civilians not involved in the hostilities and the deliberate and wanton destruction of civilian properties and infrastructure on a massive scale were given no more than token consideration by the commission."

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