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One of the mainstays of the Geneva Convention is the illegality of
Collective Punishment, that is targeting civilians as a result of the
behaviour of the country.
This concept seems to be lost on those who seem curiously intent of
exposing Israels failings at the expense of more serious abuses in
On Amnesty Internationals website there are NO articles on Lebanon,
Jordan,,Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain,United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia
So are we to assume they have a better record ? Or simply that there is a
reluctance to highlight their deficiencies.
Their 2009 report makes no mention of the abuses of Hamas and its militias
or any other country in the region.
The WMA have consistently opposed torture, and its stance has hardened
under its Israeli presidency.
Check the website for before and after articles.
How many articles in the BMJ feature the involvement of doctors in torture
anywhere but the US and Israel. China? Russia?
Maybe then these are all better places.
But maybe it reflects the prejudices of the writers more than the events.
Something to consider.