Because that is what you do when you live under the delusion of chosen and entitled as set out by your own special version of "God"
The UN report hit the mainstream right before Israel launched it's unprovoked attack on Syria and was largely ignored.
It seemed obvious that Israel’s strike on Syria last week had to have served more then one purpose. There is never just one reason for such an outrageous action to be taken.
So, there is the continued destabilization/destruction of Syria by giving aid to the NATO’s mercs which benefits Israel immensely.
The attack also ensured the UN report was knocked off the radar.
At then end of this post I will add a third reason this was action was resorted to.
First the UN report
“Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions. It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the OPT (occupied Palestinian territories),” said a report by the inquiry led by French judge Christine Chanet.
The settlements contravene the 1949 Geneva Conventions forbidding the transfer of civilian populations into occupied territory, which could amount to war crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), it said.
“The mission believes that the motivation behind this violence and the intimidation against the Palestinians as well as their properties is to drive the local populations away from their lands and allow the settlements to expand,” it said.
The settlements are“leading to a creeping annexation that prevents the establishment of a contiguous and viable Palestinian state and undermines the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination,” it said.Israel ignored the report and continues doing whatever the hell it wants.
Will the US hold Israel accountable?
Will the US and other allies form a coalition of the willing under R2P?
Don’t hold your breath.
I borrowed one brilliant remark made at the G&M site, because it said so much, in so few words.
The 1917 Balfour Declaration to Baron Rothschild on Palestine (as it was then called) perfectly encapsulates the root of the conflict: a colonial power pledging to European Jews land that belonged to neither.
The attack also distracted from this news: Israel plans a 'buffer' zone in Syrian territory
Buffer zone is code for land theft, whether it is Lebanon or Syria, makes no difference.
Thanks to anonymous linkie person. freethinker and WWM for all the info
‘Israelis plan buffer zone in Syria’ALSO:
According to report, the plan calls for a buffer strip stretching over 16 km in the Golan Heights
The plan envisages two Israeli infantry brigades and a tank battalion being based at outposts in Syrian territory. The current border, which is not internationally recognised, was redrawn after the 1973 Yom Kippur War. . . ."
Rick Rozoff interviewed by Steve Lendman, approximately 30 minutes in length.
What do I find interesting?
Lots of it, but, I particularly like the fact that Rick Rozoff calls bogus, the alleged convoy attack.
As does Steve Lendman. " A ludicrous contention" "Absurd"
Glad to know I wasn't alone in calling that claimed attack, FALSE.
"I am now more inclined to believe there was one strike and only one strike, on the research centre in Damascus, that Israel undertook in aid of the NATO mercs."