Tuesday, April 05, 2011

On Goldstone's Backtracking: The Samouni Family Responses

Richard Goldstone now claims that Israel may not have intentionally committed war crimes during Operation Cast Lead. In his Washington Post editorial he writes:

"For example, the most serious attack the Goldstone Report focused on was the killing of some 29 members of the al-Simouni family in their home. The shelling of the home was apparently the consequence of an Israeli commander’s erroneous interpretation of a drone image, and an Israeli officer is under investigation for having ordered the attack. While the length of this investigation is frustrating, it appears that an appropriate process is underway."

Here's a question. In the long run, just how much does it matter if the war crimes were intentional? Listen to the response of the Samouni family to Goldstone's statements and you decide.
Autotune the Occupation Launch: Rickroll the Settlements

In honor of Israel's announcement on Monday that they are (still) expanding settlements in East Jerusalem, I'm pleased launch a youtube channel called "Autotune the Occupation." Here's the first video, "Rickroll the Settlements."

Enjoy and spread widely.