Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes

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    Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes

    Shhhhh....if you listen hard enough, you'll hear crickets from the controlled media....

    PRETTY ISRAELI JAILED FOR REVEALING WAR CRIMES

    The Independent, Oct 31

    Israel has sentenced a former soldier to four and a half years in prison for leaking classified documents to a journalist who used them to expose an alleged army policy to assassinate wanted Palestinian militants in violation of court rulings.

    Anat Kam, 24, was convicted in February for copying 2,085 military documents on to a disc as she completed her mandatory army service and passing some of them to Uri Blau, an investigative reporter with the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper.

    She escaped the much more serious charges of harming state security after reaching a plea bargain.

    Her case provoked a domestic uproar - in part because she was held for four months under secret house arrest with the Israeli media banned from reporting on it, but also because it was viewed as an assault on the freedom of the press. The Independent was the first newspaper to report on Ms Kam's arrest.

    kam2.jpgIn passing sentence yesterday, the three-judge panel elected to send a clear message to other would-be whistleblowers. "If the army cannot trust the soldiers serving in various units and exposed to sensitive issues, then it cannot function as a regular army," the judges wrote. They said that Ms Kam's motive for taking the documents was "mainly ideological". Ms Kam has already served nearly two years of house arrest, which will not count towards her prison term, and she received a further 18-month suspended sentence.

    As a clerk in the Israeli Defence Forces' central command, Ms Kam stumbled across documents that appeared to point to the premeditated killing of Palestinian militants in the West Bank, despite a Supreme Court ruling that severely restricted such operations, determining that the army should arrest suspects if possible.
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    The IDF kills those Palestinian individuals who bomb commuter buses and cafes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  So what?  Why aren't you concerned about the women and children who have been killed by Obama's drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan?  Targeted assassinations are far more humane than antiseptic drone attacks.
     
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    In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes:
    [QUOTE]The IDF kills those Palestinian individuals who bomb commuter buses and cafes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  So what?  Why aren't you concerned about the women and children who have been killed by Obama's drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan?  Targeted assassinations are far more humane than antiseptic drone attacks.
    Posted by Ozark[/QUOTE]
    Hey why dont you stick to the topic? Israel has used f15 bombers to do the same to palestinians. There has not been a bus bomb for four years. Brittan with the IRA attacks never used lethal counter attacks against the IRA on the israeli scale. Far more innocents than killers are destroyed by isreal than the firecrackers that hamas uses. By the way the IDF killed 0 bus bombers,The bus bombers killed themselves, you moron.
     
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    In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes : so you believe in guilt until proven innocent? israel can kill anyone without proving their guilt? is israel infallable? american tax dollars are funding both obamas assassination program and israel's illegal occupation/killing of palestinian civilians. over 300 children killed in operation cast lead with american ammunition. over 150 children killed by obamas global drone assassination program. both israel and the US target peaceful protestors and innocent civilians. neither want peace. israel wants to continue expanding illegal settlements, and the US wants control of the world and turn everyone into dumbed down fashionably consuming robots to profit off of even more then they are now.
    Posted by ricky12684[/QUOTE]

    The US does not target protestors or innocent civillians. US ammunition may or may not have hurt innocents but the US government does not make the ammo nor sell it. You can buy compatible rifle rounds in any third world market, some are cheap knock off copies.
     In the us we do not care if you are robots or donkeys. If you were a little smarter you might know that the US government makes very little from the sales of any arms at all due to forien tax havens that protect the profits of private arms companies.
     As to assasination or targeting programs, they are useful when finding criminals in countries who cannot or will not arrest these murderers. Tens of thousands of Iraqi civillians were killed by terror bombs and bombers from organised groups who were tracked carefully. Yes civilians were hurt or killed, but this would be far worse if a full army tactical force was used to get these terrorists. The difference is we try to help the wounded and surviving families, the terrorists don't.
     Also the Israelis would never help the survivors and families.
     
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    Shooting the messenger

    Five years ago, the High Court of Justice in Israel endorsed so-called "targeted killing" by Israel Defense Forces, with restrictions, responding to a lawsuit seeking a ban on "targeted killing." [ Yuval Yoaz, Final Barak ruling lays down legal criteria for targeted assassinations, Haaretz (Israel), December 15, 2006, at http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/final-barak-ruling-lays-down-legal-criteria-for-targeted-assassinations-1.207295 ]

    The High Court ruling identified "terrorists" as "civilians" who, "because they are involved in hostile activity...do not enjoy the immunity from attack legally enjoyed by other civilians." Its restrictions on "targeted killing" are:
    * "convincing and well-founded" information that the target has "direct" involvement in "terrorist activity"
    * finding other methods, such as arrest, are impossible or an arrest "would gravely endanger soldiers' lives"
    * "every precaution" taken to avoid "harming innocent civilians"
    * killings not justified if the target has "ceased involvement in terrorist activity"
    * after every targeted killing, a "thorough and independent investigation"

    Three years ago, an Israeli newspaper report showed IDF essentially ignoring the restrictions, complying in form only, based on documents that Anat Kam took from IDF. [ Uri Blau, License to kill, November 27, 2008, at http://www.haaretz.com/license-to-kill-1.258378 ]

    IDF was angered by the disclosures. Israeli prosecutors opted to shoot the messenger rather than investigate the message seriously. [ Anshel Pfeffer and Ofra Edelman, IDF says Uri Blau's allegations of army misconduct 'outrageous,' Haaretz (Israel), April 11, 2010, at http://www.haaretz.com/news/idf-uri-blau-s-allegations-of-army-misconduct-outrageous-1.284055 ]

     
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    Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes

    In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes : Hey why dont you stick to the topic? Israel has used f15 bombers to do the same to palestinians. There has not been a bus bomb for four years. Brittan with the IRA attacks never used lethal counter attacks against the IRA on the israeli scale. Far more innocents than killers are destroyed by isreal than the firecrackers that hamas uses. By the way the IDF killed 0 bus bombers,The bus bombers killed themselves, you moron.
    Posted by topaz978[/QUOTE]

    There has not been a bus bomb in Israel for years because of the security fence that discourages Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel.  Apologists for Palestinian terrorists denounce the "wall" but the fence has saved Israeli lives.  Yes, suicide bombers blow themselves up but the IDF has taken out the people who built the bombs and planned the attacks on innocent Israeli civilians (some of whom are Arabs).  By the way, calling someone a moron is a pathetic debating tactic.
     
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    Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes

    In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ex-Israeli Soldier Jailed For Exposing War Crimes : There has not been a bus bomb in Israel for years because of the security fence that discourages Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel.  Apologists for Palestinian terrorists denounce the "wall" but the fence has saved Israeli lives.  Yes, suicide bombers blow themselves up but the IDF has taken out the people who built the bombs and planned the attacks on innocent Israeli civilians (some of whom are Arabs).  By the way, calling someone a moron is a pathetic debating tactic.
    Posted by Ozark[/QUOTE]

    Wow. What tree did you fall out of. You are a ripe fruit to think that the security fence has done anything but make more angry people. Does not stop rockets. Thats why they use them. The IDF is a murder squad far more agile at killing innocents than bringing criminals to court. I'm not an apologist for people seeking justice. Particularly when the government forces ignore Israeli law. The killing of persons not proven to be a threat is illegal under all laws. It is the military who get away with literal murder. And if I see a moron, I am an honest guy I say Moron, I won't hide that to be polite.
     
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