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Israel’s new Defence Minister wanted for war crimes

March 31, 2013

Notorious Zionist hardliner Moshe Ya’alon, is to be sworn in as Israel’s new Minister of Defence this week.

Amongst his list of ‘achievements’ are:

– In a 2002 interview with Israeli paper Haaretz, when he was Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, Ya’alon said the “Palestinian threat” was “like cancer” and an “existential threat.” He explained that his solution was “applying chemotherapy.” The “chemotherapy,” was the massive destruction his forces visited on Palestinian society during the second intifada. Israeli forces infamously fired over a million bullets at Palestinian demonstrators within the first few days of that popular uprising against Israeli oppression.

– In 2005, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit against Ya’alon, charging him with war crimes for his role in the Israeli army’s 1996 attack on a United Nations compound in Qana, Lebanon that killed more than 100 Lebanese civilians who had taken shelter there, injuring many more. At the time of the lawsuit, Ya’alon was a fellow at the AIPAC-founded Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, DC. In 2006 a federal judge dismissed the case on the grounds that Ya’alon enjoyed immunity under the Foreign Sovereigns Immunities Act.

– He was invited to a 2009 fund-raising event for Israeli soldiers in London, but had to cancel the trip for fear of arrest on suspicion of war crimes.  The charges to have been brought against him related to the disgraceful 2002 Israeli bombing of an apartment block in Gaza, which killed 14 civilians, including children. Hamas military leader Salah Shehadeh was also killed in the attack.

– Ya’alon is a good friend of Pamela Geller, who is known for being a virulent racist, hating and attacking Muslims and the religion of Islam on a daily basis. Geller has interviewed Ya’alon for her blog and describes him as “Israel’s best shot for the right leadership”.

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