Israelis Forced To Cancel UK Trip Over War Crimes Fears

This is what happens when a country gives up its sovereignty to international leftist organizations like the UN:

JERUSALEM (AP) – A group of Israeli military officers called off an official visit to Britain last week, fearing they could face arrest on war crimes charges, officials said Tuesday.

The four unidentified officers, holding ranks from major to colonel, are the latest in a string of Israeli politicians and military officials forced to call off travel to Britain over fears of legal prosecution relating to last year’s offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Britain is one of the European pioneers of universal jurisdiction, a broad legal concept that empowers judges to issue arrest warrants for nearly any visitor accused of committing war crimes anywhere in the world.

Pro-Palestinian activists have sought to use this concept to press charges against Israelis involved in military operations in Palestinian territories, particularly since last year’s Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. British officials have vowed to change the law.

When are the good people of the UK going to wake up and realize that radical leftists and political correctness is literally destroying their society? What a disgrace that Israeli military officials cannot travel freely throughout Europe and the UK for fear of prosecution.

The murdering dogs (aka Palestinians) are using the UK justice system and the phony leftist concept of “universal jurisdiction” to prosecute Israelis for simply defending themselves.

The lengths to which the Israelis go to keep from killing innocent civilians in Gaza and throughout the territories is unprecedented in modern warfare.

The Gaza Strip is one of the most congested pieces of real estate on earth. It’s an urban jungle with human beings packed in like sardines.

The Israeli offensive in Gaza that took place early last year went on for three weeks and was broadcast live around the world. We watched Israeli jets bomb the hell out of Hamas positions and target terrorist leaders with Apache helicopters. Israel acted decisively and with overwhelming force while fully respecting the laws of war.

An extensive investigation by the IDF put the number of Palestinians killed at around 1,166 — 709 of which were Hamas combatants or other militants. 162 deaths were inconclusive and 295 civilians were killed.

It’s absolutely stunning that the Israelis were able to drop thousands of pounds of ordinance in a dense urban environment and only kill 295 civilians. It speaks to the skill of Israeli pilots and the careful planning by their commanders. They don’t drop unless they know what they’re hitting.

For critics of Israel (of which they are many) to howl about war crimes when it’s clear Israel went above and beyond to protect civilian life is an outrage.

Hamas on the other hand follows no rules of war whatsoever. They deliberately target Israeli civilians with rocket attacks, suicide bombings, and kidnappings. Men, women, and children are all fair game at any time day or night.

The fact that critics of Israel decry supposed war crimes by The Jewish State, but ignore actual war crimes by Palestinians proves this is more about hating Jews than hating war crimes.

Originally posted at The Hot Joints