LAW: CURRENT CASES AND OPINIONS

ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL WORLD AND ITS RELEVANCE TO OUR LIVES BOTH TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PRE-LAW STUDENT

Sunday, September 17, 2006

War Crimes: Who Really Is Guilty?

According to BBC News on Wednesday, Amnesty International has accused Hezbollah of war crimes. This revelation comes a month after Amnesty International accused Israel of similar crimes. Many are bothered by the fact that it took this long for someone to stand up and make the accusations. Also nobody expected the accusation to come from Amnesty International but rather from the European Union or the United Nations. Most of the opinions that have been discussed in regards to this news are from the Israeli end professing outrage towards the ways in which Israel is being portrayed and handled in this particular case. A thorough search of opinions revealed two that truly differed from one another yet almost served to prove a similar point. One comes from the Israeli end from a man that supports Israel yet acknowledges the two guilty parties. The other solely accuses Hezbollah and focuses on the mistakes and contradictory actions of the militant group without acknowledging the works of Israel. In a day and age where everyone seems to be one-sided and oblivious to the realities of what is truly the underlying meaning of all the violence, it is important to acknowledge the guilt of all parties involved not just one.

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