Criminals Better Hope For Palestinian Amnesty: List Of 200
Zionist War Criminals Leaked
29 November 2010
By Gilad Atzmon
A few days ago, British Chief of Defence Staff General
Sir David Richards admitted that victory in
Afghanistan is unachievable. "In conventional war,"
said Richards, "defeat and victory is very clear cut
and is symbolised by troops marching into another
It took a few years for British military elites to
admit that the war in Afghanistan cannot lead anywhere
: a valuable lesson to learn from mid to late 20th
century warfare, is that conventional military might
cannot easily defeat mass civilian resistance.
It is interesting to reflect too, that the Jewish
state has exercised a ‘strategy' of occupation for
sixty two years -- and for some reason the penny has
still failed to drop. The Israelis are still convinced
that they can manage to knock down the resilient
Palestinians using siege, indiscriminate killing,
carpet bombardment and chemical warfare.
The results are pretty obvious: and bearing in mind
that Israel considers itself to be a ‘Jews only
democracy', then every Jewish Israeli is complicit in
a colossal war crime against a civilian population.
But it goes further: more and more Israeli soldiers of
all ranks are directly involved in an endless list of
crimes -- some stop pregnant women from receiving
urgent medical attention , while others drop bombs on
populated neighbourhoods. Some use children as human
shields, while a few perform executions of peace
activists. And others just feed the cannons with white
The perpetrators of these crimes are actually subject
to universal jurisdiction laws. They can be detained
everywhere around the world. They may end their life
A few brave Israelis must be very concerned with the
moral condition of their state, because a few days
ago, a document identifying 200 Israeli soldiers
suspected of war crimes leaked out of Israel. It made
it to the internet. The list included the names,
ranks, military posts, pictures and addresses.
The people who leaked the information and put it on
the net stated that the names that followed were "the
direct perpetrators, agents for the state of Israel
that in Dec.- Jan. 2008- 2009 attacked scores of
people in the besieged Gaza. The people listed... held
positions of command at the time of the attack
therefore not only did they perform on behalf of a
murderous state mechanism but actively encouraged
other people to do the same. They bear a distinctive
personal responsibility. They range from low-level
field commanders to the highest echelons of the
Israeli army. All took an active and direct role in
On the 17th I was quick to refer to the story: I
posted a link to the Israeli War Criminal site on my
writing page. On the 18th, I was falsely accused by
the Israeli News Channel (Channel 10) and a few other
Israeli blogs as being the man behind the publication
of the names and the faces.
Needless to mention that this fact didn't make me
overwhelmingly popular in Israel. My email box looked
like an Israeli war zone, and one of my recent youtube
clips that was screened by the Israeli TV soon became
a platform for Israeli vile ugliness.
It all reminded me why I had denounced my Jewishness
and left Israel. It rang a bell. It reminded me why I
decided years ago never to step foot in that doomed
place ever again -- The Israelis were desperate and
angry. They needed someone to blame. And after all,
‘blaming someone' is far easier than admitting that
something is systematically and categorically wrong at
On the 19th, the Israeli news channel managed to get
hold of me : They were trying to trace the whistle
blower. I obviously couldn't help them; nor would I
like to help them. As far as I am aware, no one knows
who the people behind the publication of the list are.
Though initially the Israelis claimed that the list
was fabricated and included many names that had
nothing to do with the crimes in Gaza (2008-9), the
Israeli media soon admitted that the list was leaked
from an IDF source and was probably genuine.
I tried to point out to the Israeli Channel 10
researcher that the publication of the list is the
best thing that has happened to Israel for years : The
list is a clear signal for Israeli future combatants.
It is there to suggest to them that non-ethical
conduct may bear some heavy and direct consequences.
Such a recognition is vital for Israelis so they can
start to amend their path and find a way to live in
peace with their neighbours.
One may also find it strange that in the so called
‘only democracy in the Middle East', a list of 200
suspected war criminals is leaked -- and the entire
media is chasing a whistle blower instead of engaging
with the real story. It shows clearly a society that
is rapidly drifting away from any form of recognition
of international law, let alone ethical awareness.
However, I know very well why the Israelis are so
furious -- People around the world do not realise that
for Israelis, the Jewish state is nothing but a
prison. As much as the Israelis claim to love their
state, there is nothing they love more than leaving it
behind, and I guess that the Israelis are starting to
grasp the true meaning of the de- legitimisation of
their state : It is now reaching a point of no return,
and it has become personal, because the people on the
list will have to think twice before they set foot on
Interestingly, the people who published the list used
a tactic that was used by Jewish and Zionist
institutes after WWII : Instead of chasing leaders and
military commanders, the Nazi hunters had collated
information about ordinary people -- the low ranking
officers, the soldiers, the guards; those ordinary
people who had perpetrated crimes against humanity.
This tactic proved to be effective in incriminating
generations of Europeans as vile anti-Semites. After
the war, European guilt was quickly translated into
Clearly, the people behind the Israeli War Criminal
list leak are letting Israel taste its own medicine :
By listing 200 soldiers of all ranks, the message is
clear -- the Israeli society itself is deeply ill. It
is not just the people at the top, it is actually the
very ordinary ones. Rather than Israel -- it is
actually the ‘Israeli'. The malaise seems to be deeply
imbued in the society and its culture.
In the case of Germany and other European nations, it
was Israel and Jewish leaders who were given the
choice of whether they wanted to forgive, or withhold
forgiveness. It was the Israelis and Jews who,
tentatively and conditionally, have given European
nations a kosher amnesty.
I guess the fate of Israel is similar -- Yet now it is
the Palestinians and only the Palestinians who can
save the Israelis from themselves and their brutality.
It is only the Palestinians who are entitled to pardon
Israeli criminals. The more crimes Israel commits in
the present -- the more Israelis are dependent on
Palestinian's future kindness.
Once the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for
Israeli war crimes is founded in Palestine, it will be
the Palestinian people who decide who to pardon.