Thousands of Chickens Killed by Rocket – the UN Will Condemn This, Right? (VIDEO)
Back in 2010, the UN Goldstone Report spent countless hours researching and over 20 paragraphs discussing the destruction of the Sawafeary chicken farms during Operation Cast Lead:
On or around the night of 3 January 2009 Israeli troops arrived at a number of houses on al-Sekka Road in Zeytoun. The Mission interviewed four people who were direct witnesses to and victims of the events that occurred in the aftermath of their arrival. One witness was interviewed three times for a total of five hours and testified at the public hearings in Gaza. Another three were interviewed for an hour each. The Mission also visited the site of the Sawafeary chicken farms.
…The Mission makes the same findings regarding article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and article 54 (2) of Additional Protocol I, article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and article 12 (2) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women as it made above in relation to the el-Bader flour mill. [e.g.]
The right to adequate food therefore requires the right to food security (through either self-production or adequate income) and the “fundamental” right to be free from hunger. That Israel has not created a state of hunger is the result largely of the external aid provided to the population of Gaza. It has, however, severely affected the ability of Gazans both to produce food and to purchase it.
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Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that “in no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.”
The right to adequate food is also reflected in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which requires State parties to guarantee to women “adequate nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.”
The Mission finds that, as a result of its actions to destroy food and water supplies and infrastructure, Israel has violated article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and article 12 (2) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
See how seriously the UN takes the destruction of chicken coops, even during wartime?
So no doubt the UN will apply the same standards to Gaza terror groups, from where a rocket just destroyed a chicken farm and killed thousands of chickens this morning:
I’m sure Amnesty and HRW are also busily writing expansive reports all about this.
Oh, by the way – Hamas is now taking responsibility for the rocket attacks. From Felesteen:
The al-Qassam Brigades, military wing of the Hamas movement, on Monday evening announced it shot dozens of rockets towards towns and Israeli settlements in the south of occupied Palestine. The Brigades said in a press release that they “bombed sites in Netivot and Ofakim and Ashdod and Ashkelon, dozens of rockets, in response to Israeli aggression.”
Hamas is part of the PA, so the UN should have no problem condemning the PA for attacking Israeli civilians – and chickens.
Unless you are playing a game of “disproportionate responsibility,” where one side is always responsible and the other side isn’t….