France 'Intends Legal Action' Against French-Israeli Soldiers Complicit in Gaza War Crimes ( www.palestinechronicle.com )

According to Haaretz, the “underreported announcement” came after “pressure from members of the far-left France Unbowed party,” as well as the release of “various unverified videos” on social media platforms which show Israeli soldiers “engaged in illegal acts against prisoners of war.”


France’s Foreign Ministry announced “its intention to pursue legal action” against French nationals serving in the Israeli army who may be complicit in war crimes being committed in the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The paper said that the “underreported announcement” last month came after “pressure from members of the far-left France Unbowed party,” as well as the release of “various unverified videos” on social media platforms which show Israeli soldiers “engaged in illegal acts against prisoners of war.”

In one video, soldiers are seen surrounding blindfolded detainees, all wearing white overalls, and whose hands are tied behind their backs.

The person filming is heard insulting the detainees in French, saying: “Did you see those motherf*****s, my nephew, those sons of bitches?”

He then laughs and continues, “Look, he’s pissed himself. I’ll show you his back. You’ll laugh – they tortured him to make him talk. Did you see his back?”

The detainees are seen being taken off the back of a truck, and the footage also shows the detainee’s scarred back.

read more: https://www.palestinechronicle.com/france-intends-legal-action-against-french-israeli-soldiers-complicit-in-gaza-war-crimes-report/

TheBat ,
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Don't fuck this up Frenchies.

NoneOfUrBusiness ,

“pressure from members of the far-left France Unbowed party,” as well as the release of “various unverified videos” on social media platforms which show Israeli soldiers “engaged in illegal acts against prisoners of war.”

Okay "far-left" "unverified videos" is nobody going to talk about this choice of words? I mean good thing they're reporting on it at all, but I expected more from Haaretz.

TGhost ,
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In France its the normality theses choices of words...
Some can complain about "idea too much on the left" or " too much left, we need plurality..." And in reality, all around us is far right.

Viking_Hippie ,

Yeah, just like in the US, people and especially the media pretend that corporate tool neoliberals like Macron are center left, which would make ACTUALLY center left people "left" and the left "far left"

TGhost ,
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Too much violence i read (macron+left, sale sentence XD), but yeah. You understood me completely :)

NoneOfUrBusiness ,

No no Haaretz is an Israeli newspaper, and one with a usually very high degree of integrity (at least as far as I know). As someone who usually trusts their reporting it was a bit of a surprise seeing the nonsense one would expect from trash corporate media.

TGhost ,
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I mean, even this, they have to use a journalist or AFP things, reflecting this "spirit" in France.

Auli ,

Good every country should do this. Fuck them for being monsters.

Aidinthel ,

Okay that's something. I'd like more, obviously, but it's nice to hear.

rockSlayer ,

This is a good first step. The next is an expedited case at the ICC, followed by a 2 state solution. All the while, aid continues to pour in and UN boots on the ground are present to defend civilians.

CaptObvious ,

And Israel is placed under a UN supervised caretaker government, forcibly disarmed, borders rolled back to internationally recognized configuration, sanctioned, and assets seized to rebuild Gaza.

prole ,
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What do people think the ICC is going to do? Any teeth it may have had in 1949 have long been removed, especially given the US' essential ambivalence toward its existence.

rockSlayer ,

Netanyahu, other high ranking politicians, and IDF troops can be sentenced for the crimes of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes. These crimes come with prison sentences and execution.

prole ,
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And those sentences would be enforced by whom exactly?

Similarly, they could try Putin in absentia and sentence him to all manner of things, but in reality what do you think actually happens to him? Right, nothing.

ahriboy ,
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One-state solution and it will only be Palestine.

CaptObvious ,

Good

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