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Comment Is Free, And Guardian Bias On Israel And Hamas Is Laughable

by | 15th, January 2009

WAR in Gaza and the Guardian is on the case.

A letter to the paper.

As international lawyers, we remind the UK government that it has a duty under international law to exert its influence to stop violations of international humanitarian law in the current conflict between Israel and Hamas…

Further, the parties to the conflict must take all feasible precautions to minimise harm to the civilian population, and to allow and facilitate the rapid and unimpeded passage of medical and humanitarian relief to civilians in need.

More:

In particular, we call upon it to condemn publicly attacks by the parties to the conflict that target civilians directly, or fail to discriminate between civilians and combatants, or which are expected to cause disproportionate injury to the civilian population.

Both sides. Got that.

Afua Hirsch writes for the Guardian, and she too has seen the letter:

The letter argues that Israel has violated principles of humanitarian law, including launching attacks directly aimed at civilians and failing to discriminate between civilians and combatants. [Emphasis added by me – NG.]

How’s that for unbiased reporting?

As the Guardian boasts:

Comment is free, but facts are sacred



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