Israel and Gaza; Palestinian 'Perfidy' and International Law
Byline: Louis Rene Beres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Israel has just completed an essential defensive operation against terrorists in Rafah. Although televised images of this Gaza operation suggested cruelty and indiscriminate action by Israeli forces, exactly the opposite is true. By deliberately placing young Arab children in the front of large mobs that advanced menacingly upon Israeli soldiers, Palestinian leaders openly committed major violations of the Law of War. There is, in fact, a precise legal term for these violations, a term that applies equally to the Palestinian tactic of routinely inserting scores of gunmen among the lines of children. This codified crime under humanitarian international law is called "perfidy."
Israel's leaders understand fully that several Palestinian terror groups are now actively planning for …
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Publication information: Article title: Israel and Gaza; Palestinian 'Perfidy' and International Law. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 27, 2004. Page number: A23. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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