5 March 2024

Zionist Whores Unite

Australian PM First Western Leader Referred to ICC as 'Accessory to Genocide in Gaza'

More than 100 lawyers endorsed the referral, which points to the military, intelligence, and rhetorical support Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has provided to the Israeli government.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is one of several Western leaders who have provided political and material support of the Israeli government and military over the past five months as their bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 30,000 people, but on Monday he became the first to be referred to the International Criminal Court for being an "accessory to genocide."

More than 100 lawyers supported the referral under Article 15 of the Rome Statute, arguing that Albanese, a member of the Labor Party, as well as members of his Cabinet and of Parliament, have provided Israel with "rhetorical support in their public statements, their press conferences, their speeches" as well as material assistance, as attorney Sheryn Omeri told ABC's "News Breakfast."

Omeri said thee aid Australia has "most particularly" provided since Israel began attacking Gaza has been the export of F-35 fighter jet parts as well as military intelligence through the government's surveillance work at Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap in Australia's Northern Territory.

While Albanese has recently called on Israel to respect international law, said Omeri, "it's been months since the 7th of October, 2023, and between then and now there has been very little in the way of urging restraint on Israel and discouraging what the International Court of Justice found on the 26th of January was a plausible case of genocide."

The 92-page document compiled by the legal team lays out a number of specific ways Albanese and other Australian officials have acted as an accessory to genocide, including:

Freezing $6 million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East amid a humanitarian crisis based on unsubstantiated claims by Israel;
Providing military aid and approving defenee exports to Israel, which could be used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the course of the prima facie commission of genocide and crimes against humanity;
Ambiguously deploying an Australian military contingent to the region, where its location and exact role have not been disclosed; and
Permitting Australians, either explicitly or implicitly, to travel to Israel to join the IDF and take part in its attacks on Gaza.
"The Rome Statute provides four modes of individual criminal responsibility, two of which are accessorial," Omeri explained in a statement.

Along with Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are among the Western leaders who have repeatedly defended Israel's actions in Gaza—despite the genocidal intent expressed in numerous public statements by Israeli leaders.

Biden was sued in federal court in January for alleged "complicity in the Israeli government's unfolding genocide." That case is still making its way through the U.S. appeals process.

By Julia Conley @ Common Dreams

NZ Joins the ranks of Zionist Whores

Designating the whole of Hamas as a terrorist entity ignores the real issues in the Israel-Gaza conflict, and flies in the face of New Zealand diplomatic calls for a humanitarian ceasefire, an international relations expert says.

It is now illegal for anyone in New Zealand to support Hamas, after the government designated the political wing of Hamas as a terrorist entity.

It made the same ruling about the group's military wing back in 2010.

"In a sense, for many observers, the New Zealand position would look like a tilt towards the Biden-Netanyahu position" - Otago University international relations professor Robert Patman from Morning Report

The designation freezes any of Hamas' assets here and makes it a criminal offence to participate in or support its activities.

He said that New Zealand, unlike its Five Eyes partners, had been calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza since 27 October.

"Recently we confirmed that position in line with our partners in Australia and Canada. The United States, which we've just tilted towards, has been consistently opposing New Zealand's position."

Dr Patman told RNZ's Morning Report the earlier distinction between Hamas's military and political wings recognised the way it worked.

"The trouble with defining Hamas as just a terrorist organisation per se, is that it implies that Hamas is the single problem in the Israeli-Palestinian issue, or the conflict between them, whereas the problem is a wider conflict between Israel's desire for security and the Palestinian desire for self-determination."

Dr Patman said it was important to remember that Hamas was created in 1987 as part of an uprising against Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

"In a sense, for many observers, the New Zealand position would look like a tilt towards the Biden-Netanyahu position, that Hamas is a central problem, and ignores the context of Israel's occupation and blockade of Palestinian territories.

"[This] has enabled Hamas to present itself as an armed resistance group prepared to use terrorism to defend Palestinian rights."

The government said it was acting against the extremes of both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

It has also introduced sanctions on more than a dozen Israeli settlers.

Germany supports Israeli Genocidal Shitfuckery

On the other hand, Yemen has declared Israel a Terrorist State and this from Malaysia:

Malaysia has banned all Israeli-flagged cargo ships from docking at its ports in what it said was a response to the war in Gaza, accusing Israel of violating international law through the “massacre and brutality against Palestinians”.

On Wednesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim announced the decision to impose the maritime ban on Israel-affiliated vessels – singling out ZIM, Israel’s largest shipping firm – amid growing alarm over disruptions to global shipping as a result of attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea.

Ships on their way to Israel will also be barred from loading cargo at any port in the Southeast Asian nation with immediate effect, Anwar said in a statement.

Malaysia, where about 60 percent of the population is Muslim, does not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel and advocates for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“The Malaysian government decided to block and disallow the Israeli-based shipping company ZIM from docking at any Malaysian port,” Anwar said.

The restrictions are a response “to Israel’s actions that ignore basic humanitarian principles and violate international law through the ongoing massacre and brutality against Palestinians”.

Malaysia “also decided to no longer accept ships using the Israeli flag to dock in the country” and ban “any ship on its way to Israel from loading cargo in Malaysian ports”.

“Both of these restrictions are effective immediately,” the prime minister said.

Malaysia has donated millions of dollars in aid to Gaza and Anwar has vocally supported the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel’s bombardment of Gaza since October 7.

At least 19,667 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks since the war started in October. The death toll from Hamas’s attack on Israel, which triggered the current conflict, stands at nearly 1,140.

Kuala Lumpur has a longstanding relationship with Hamas.

Malaysia’s ban comes at a time of major disruptions to shipping routes as the Red Sea passage is jeopardised due to attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the world’s main East-West trade route.

The Red Sea is linked to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal, which creates the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. About 12 percent of world shipping traffic transits the canal.

Container ships traversing these waters have either switched off tracking systems or have anchored as companies try to reroute and adjust prices. This week, the United States announced the launch of a multinational force to protect trade in the Red Sea after the Houthi attacks forced many shipping lines to suspend operations.  Al Jazeera

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