Friday, July 14, 2006

More support for Israel

Amnesty International: "Hizbullah must stop launching attacks against Israeli civilians and it must treat humanely the two Israeli soldiers it captured on 12 July and grant them immediate access to the International Committee of the Red Cross." The organization also called on the Lebanese government to take concrete measures to ensure that Hizbullah complies with these obligations under international law.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said that Palestinian militant groups are committing a war crime by using a captured Israeli soldier as a hostage to seek the release of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel.

Both organizations, additionally called on Israel to avoid harming civillians, but otherwise recognized Israel's right to use military force to rescue its captured soldiers.

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