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Israel should compensate damage in Lebanon

Reuters reports:

A United Nations human rights inquiry said on Friday that Israel should be made to pay compensation for damage caused by its month-long war in Lebanon, especially losses incurred by civilians.
It suggested setting up an international compensation programme similar to the one which has paid out billions of dollars to cover losses due to Iraq’s 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

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6 thoughts on “Israel should compensate damage in Lebanon

  1. Generally, the “you break it, you buy it” principle is a sound one. But, when you break it and somebody else buys it, you’re off the hook.
    It’s my understanding that many Lebanese people were well compensated by Hezbollah. So, they have no right to collect damages twice on the same claim. And, Israel certainly has no obligation to fork over cash that will almost certainly find its way back to Hezbollah terrorists.

  2. – Before or after they return our kidnapped soldiers?
    – Who pays for the Israeli damage of 4000 Hezbollah Rockets?
    – Should Aid to the PA be used to pay for damage caused by Kassams?
    – The article discusses an international fund, not as you misleadingly post, Israel should compensate.
    – We all know how effective your friends at the UN are with our dollars i.e. oil for food EERRRR weapons et al.

  3. How exactly is damage to be assessed – given the widespread manufacturing of Arab victimhood, as shown by:
    Inspectors catch Palestinians cutting olive trees
    Cutting trees and blaming the settlers?
    Inspector caught Palestinian youths in the act as they were cutting olive
    trees, claiming they did it at the request of the owner of the grove. The
    police suspect that he did it for compensation. Now additional Palestinian
    complaints will be investigated.
    Originally published by the Ma’ariv daily website, translated by IMRA:
    Tal Yamin-Walbowitz Maariv website (Maariv NRG) 22 November 2006
    http://www.nrg.co.il/...
    [Translation by IMRA]
    Are the settlers hurting the Palestinians or are the Palestinians hurting
    themselves?
    Frequently Palestinians farmers complain that settlers cut their trees and
    hurt them and their livelihoods. At times even IDF soldiers and police had
    to protect the Palestinians farmers in the territories during the olive
    harvest season. But the police suspect now that in some cases the
    Palestinians themselves are those cutting the trees and then blamed the
    settlers and demanded compensation from the Civil Authority.
    Foresters of the JNF patrolling the Shaar Efraim area today noticed to their
    surprise a number of Palestinians cutting olive trees in violation of the
    law as they were damaging scores of olive trees. The foresters hurried to
    call the police who arrived and held four of them for questioning.
    The four were transferred to the police station in Kedumim and in their
    interrogation they said that the owner of the property invited them to cut
    the trees for firewood. A police spokesman for the Judea-Samaria District,
    Superintendent Pintzi Mor, told Maariv NRG that the owner of the area would
    be called in for questioning.
    Sources in the police said that over the years the police have experienced a
    phenomenon of the filing of complaints to the Civil Authority regarding the
    destruction of olive trees, along with a claim for financial compensation.
    In the last year alone the Palestinians in the area of Judea and Samaria
    filed claims for 350 thousand shekels for the destruction of olive trees.
    The police now intend to check the complaints in detail. A senior source in
    the police told Maariv NRG that “most of the complaints for damage to olive
    trees were filed in recent years at the end of the harvest season or
    towards the end, something that increase the suspicion that this is a cooked
    deal.”

  4. Tikkun’s call for a Marshall Plan involved the entire world chipping in monies for economic DEVELOPMENT projects for Lebanon, ISRAEL, and Palestine.

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