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Spanish court green-lights Gaza probe

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It’s politics as usual, they are discussing 2002 not 2008/9

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Anyway the message is clear – it is about 2009

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Spanish judge approves probe on ‘crimes against humanity’ allegedly committed by several Israeli officials during bombing of Gaza in 2002, after ascertaining Israel is not holding legal proceedings on matter

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02.27.09, 18:58 /

A Spanish judge has decided to go ahead with a probe into alleged crimes against humanity by top Israeli military figures after studying documents received from Israel, judicial sources said Friday.

The documents, received by Judge Fernando Andreu after translation by the Israeli embassy, show that the State has not launched any legal procedure concerning a 2002 bombing of Gaza, the sources said.

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The complaint, filed by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, concerns an Israeli air attack on July 22, 2002, on Gaza City which killed Hamas leader Salah Shehadeh, along with 14 civilians, mainly infants and children.

Some 150 Palestinians were also wounded, according to the allegations. In accepting the case last month, Andreu said the attack in a densely-populated area “showed signs of constituting a crime against humanity.”

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Written by morris

February 27, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Posted in israel, Spain, War crime, War crimes

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