Monday, May 31, 2010

“Those Responsible Must Be Held Criminally Accountable”

By Richard Falk
his incident should serve as a wakeup call for a complicit international community. There are three political imperatives that need to emerge with a sense of urgency:

condemnation of the Israeli attack and an accompanying demand for the immediate end of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, appropriately by a decision in the UN Security Council;

an authoritative launching of an investigation of war crimes allegations against Israel by the International Criminal Court;

the widest possible endorsement and strengthening of the already growing worldwide boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign directed at Israel’s occupation policies in Palestinian Territories.

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