Contributor Archives: Gidon Remba

Are Israel’s Military Operations in Lebanon Proportional? Is Israel Guilty of War Crimes?

Referring to the Hezbollah-Israel conflict, UN Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has said that indiscriminate shelling of cities is a war crime; presumably this is meant to apply to Hezbollah’s indiscriminate rocket and missile fire on Israeli cities. The Swiss International Red Cross, the “guardian” of the Geneva Conventions, has been explicit in saying that “Hezbollah fighters too are bound by the rules of international humanitarian law, and they must not target …

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