The challenge for the new International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan will be to resist pressure (e.g., from the US government) to keep the ICC's focus on the Global South (not US torture in Afghanistan or Israeli war crimes in Palestine).
"The fundamental unavoidable reality at the heart of the [palestine'>Israel-Palestine] conflict is that there is an asymmetry of power here. One side is the occupier. The other side is occupied." Me, tonight, on why we shouldn't just talk of 'clashes' in Jerusalem:
Today is #NakbaDay , marking 73 years since Palestinians were forcibly removed from their homes during Israel's creation. 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their towns and villages in 1948, most becoming refugees as 78% of Palestine was turned into Israel.
I stand with the Palestinian people. My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones. We can not stand as silent witnesses to children being orphaned and murdered and not demand for the human rights of all Palestinians! This must end. Free Palestine.
Water cannon, tear gas and baton charges already being used against pro-Palestine protesters in Paris.
Sending a message of solidarity and peace to all those celebrating Eid today around the world. Particularly to those in Palestine who cannot mark this occasion in their homes or who are living under threat of violence or oppression.
I am extremely concerned by the growing conflict in Israel and Palestine. Once again we are seeing how the irresponsible actions of government-allied right-wing extremists in Jerusalem can escalate quickly into devastating war.