Bassil Making Efforts to Garner International Condemnation of Israeli Gaza Campaign

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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil made a series of contacts with Lebanon's ambassadors to the United Nations, Switzerland, and Belgium in order to condemn the Israeli campaign against the Gaza Strip, reported As Safir newspaper on Thursday.

The minister is seeking the preparation of a legal study that will be sent to the concerned international bodies to condemn Israel for its crimes in Gaza, explained the daily.

The main obstacle however lies in the fact that Lebanon is not a member of the International Criminal Court.

Bassil has stated that the “genocide committed by Israel against the Palestinians may require an special international tribunal.”

Cabinet later tasked Bassil with sending a letter to the ICC in The Hague on the developments in Gaza and the Iraqi city of Mosul, reported OTV.

At least 700 people have been killed, mostly civilians, in the Israeli campaign against Gaza that started on July 17, drawing wide international condemnation.

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Comments 7
Thumb eagledawn 24 July 2014, 10:47

An independent study would require independent experts on the payroll, consultants, and many trips to Switzerland, New York, Nice, and Monte Carlo. But, hey it is all for a good cause.

Default-user-icon Free Thinker (Guest) 24 July 2014, 11:33

maybe you should focus on solving our internal issues first

Default-user-icon true lebansse (Guest) 24 July 2014, 12:00

Now it is official ft has lost his mind!

Thumb FlameCatcher 24 July 2014, 13:07

Bassil ! When will you condemn daily attacks by the Syrian government on Lebanese territory ? Breach of our sovereignty ? The other 195 countries in the UN consider any such attack as an ACT of WAR. Meanwhile, you bend over Bassil !

Default-user-icon Abu (Guest) 24 July 2014, 14:38

The idiot why isn't he garnering support for the Christians that are being cleansed from Iraq and soon the rest of the ME

Thumb FlameCatcher 24 July 2014, 17:44

Only an M8 idiot believes Hezbollah and Bashar are any different than Nusra / Qaeda ...

Only an M8 idiot welcomes Syrian aggression on Lebanese soil and pisses on his country's sovereignty.

Only an M8 traitor invents lies to back up his stupid point of view.

No single M14 supporter ever backed Nusra / Qaeda ... any pitiful attempt to demonstrate this from your behalf shows how desperate you are to defend your terrorists and criminals !

Thumb FlameCatcher 24 July 2014, 20:54

Aya luck FT !

I see over 1.5M Syrians rounded up all over Lebanon ! Even though Bashar with 88.7% support won, they are still increasing daily. Who's the biggest terrorist of them all???

Again, no M14 or anti-Kezb support Nusra / Qaeda or other Kezb & Bashar fabrication the same way you support the Kezb.

I see tens of Hezbollah funerals everyday and this makes me sad for the ignorant Lebanese youth fighting and dying for Bashar ! They are not martyrs, they are idiots !