ICC OPENS 'INQUIRY' INTO HISTORIC LEGAL CHALLENGE TO UN COMPLICITY IN ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE. (16.01.2015)
The ICC now faces unprecedented scrutiny over it’s ability to actually uphold society’s rule of law with the complaint brought by the Palestinian Justice Minister Saleem al-Saqqa against Israel at the ICC last July.
The civilian world is slowly waking up to the fact that Palestinian people have been illegally denied that most basic right of even any pretense of access to a court of law to try to save their lives, because their 'official' existence was denied for so long by the UN.
Many years ago the UNSC failed without reasonable excuse to refer the Israeli annexation of Palestine to their own 'judicial' body at the International Court of Justice.
Palestinian people were illegally rendered stateless virtually overnight, through the ILLEGAL actions of the UN who 'recognized' the concept of the 'State of Israel' which did not even have any borders.
The ICC have finally been forced to actually open a preliminary 'inquiry' into whether the ICC will 'investigate' war crimes committed by Israel.
It would contravene all know law to continue to deny Palestinian people access to justice that is so very long overdue.
zionism had no objection to nuremberg
TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTH PLENARY MEETING
Held at Flushing Meadow, New York, on Wednesday. 11 May 1949, at 3 p.m.
President: Mr. H. V. EVATT (Australia).
Mr. ASHA (Syria) stated that his delegation would vote against the admission of the applicant State [Israel] , the creation of which had been made possible only by the use of force against the Arabs in Palestine. Syria would never accept or condone that fact; it did not regard the applicant State as peace-loving, in view of the circumstances in which it had come into being. Evidence of a love of peace must be sought not only in promises for the future but also in past and current actions. In the case of the applicant State, such evidence was altogether lacking.
The case before the Assembly was unique, because never before in history had the forcible invasion of a country and the expulsion of its original inhabitants been welcomed by countries professing their attachment to justice and peace. It would not be a happy omen for the United Nations if it were to reward aggression by approval and admit to membership a Government which had not only disregarded the wishes of the United Nations, but had also indicated its intention to continue to do so.
The responsibility for the life or death of hundreds of thousands of Arabs rested with those representatives who contemplated casting their votes in favour of the admission of the applicant State. History would not judge them lightly.
It would not take into account the political pretexts or private excuses which they offered in justification of their action. History would record that they had sacrificed the life of a whole population and surrendered a land and a city for which their own ancestors had fought and died, for the sake of political advantage conceived in the narrowest and least moral form; that they had erected a State by force and called it peace-loving; that they had rewarded violence with praise and forgotten its victims.
Mr. IBRAHIM (Yemen) said that power politics had overshadowed all other considerations in determining the evolution of the Palestine problem. Palestine had been made an instrument for bargaining, in total disregard of the rights of its people.
Since the outbreak of the First World War, its history had been characterized by a singular lack of justice and many shocking contradictions.
At that time, the people of Palestine had contributed to the war effort together with the peoples of the other Arab countries, and had looked forward to the fulfilment of their inherent rights of independence and self-determination. As a result of secret manoeuvres, however, those legitimate rights had been infringed, first by the proclamation of the illegal Balfour Declaration and then by the imposition of the Mandate in contravention of the provisions of Article 22 of the League of Nations Covenant....
What is notable is that while the international 'political' community publicly professed abhorrence towards the policies of Hitler, colonialists were already planning behind the scenes for the eventual expulsion and Genocide of Palestinian people themselves.
It will be impossible for the ICC to properly address the complaint by Palestinian people to the ICC unless the true context within which the ‘State of Israel’ was illegally created is addressed.
The creation of the 'State of Israel' is by and large the continuing tale of colonial barbarity and Genocide.
In essence the UN has just been another tool that has been created to crush colonial resistance through some very dirty behind the scenes horse trading that is rather insultingly called diplomacy.
The struggle for Justice for Palestinian people is particularly fraught with difficulty because the 'State of Israel' was always a colonial economic creation that was always intended to be the headquarters for the most heavily armed military garrison in the Middle East Oil Wars.