Saturday, January 03, 2009

Gaza on my mind

1907 Hague convention: a state is legally allowed to unilaterally defend itself and right a wrong provided the response is proportional to the injury suffered. The response must also be immediate and necessary, refrain from targeting civilians, and require only enough force to reinstate the status quo ante.

It's Lebanon 2006. It's Gaza 2008. It's the neighborhood bully once again.

Mazen Kerbaj