Israel’s war crimes

“Israel’s current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Senior Israeli political and military leaders may bear personal liability for their offenses, and they could be prosecuted by an international tribunal, or by nations practicing universal jurisdiction over grave international crimes. Hamas fighters have also violated the laws of warfare, but their misdeeds do not justify Israel’s acts.”

The Guardian? The Independent?  No, actually – it’s from an op-ed by a law professor in the Wall Street Journal. When the WSJ of all papers starts running opinion pieces accusing Israel of war crimes, you start to think that Israel’s bleeding international legitimacy has started outright haemorrhaging.

Then you see even the Bush Administration declining to veto Security Council Resolutions against Israel – and you know for sure.