Prosecute HAMAS for War Crimes

88,942 People have signed the letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon demanding prosecution of the leadership of HAMAS on war crimes charges. Take-A-Pen For Israel wants to increase that to 100,000 by July 31, 2009.

The petition lists the following criminal acts.

– Shooting rockets and grenades purposely on civilian targets in Israel.
– Shooting these rockets from within Palestinian civilian compounds such as schools or in close proximity of hospitals or residential buildings.
– Storing weapons and ammunition in schools, mosques, public offices and buildings and the sort.
– Regularly using their own civilians as human shield; particularly children, often forced to be in the most dangerous spots.
– During fighting with the Israeli forces the Hamas fighters, who wore uniforms at the beginning, changed to civilian clothing or IDF uniforms and continued to fight.
– Hamas fighters have routinely hid among civilians in hospitals
– To the kidnapped Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit, Hamas did not provide the most elementary rights of war prisoners, such as information given to the other side and Red Cross visits, rights Israel grants even to convicted Hamas terrorists.
– Children and minors were routinely used by Hamas for military tasks, both battle and auxiliary. The Hamas regime has also educated, indoctrinated and trained children and minors to murderous hatred, to will and techniques to kill.
– The Hamas leadership embezzled aid money received for the peaceful needs of Gaza’s population and used these extensive funds for war efforts; weaponry, military equipment and constructions, and an enormous military build-up.

The H.R.C.’s one sided, prejudiced ‘investigation’ “of the grave war crimes Israel committed in the Gaza military operation” provides good reason for bringing this petition to the front burner at this time. Nothing can make the ‘fact finding mission’ even handed or objective, but this petition campaign is a good way to shine the light of truth on its bias which results from domination of the U.N. by the O.I.C. and its allies.

“The aim of the public hearings was to show the human side of suffering and to give a voice to victims so that they are not lost among the statistics,” former South African judge Richard Goldstone, head of the fact-finding mission, told journalists in Geneva on Tuesday. [Swiss Info] [Emphasis added.]