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Israel's voldelige udnertrykkelse på Land Day protesterne i Gaza efterlod 15 døde, og et stort antal af mennesker sårede. Der er mange udtryk for bekymring, men der er en ting som der ikke vil blive og det er en undersøgelse, af nogen.

En resolution i FNs sikkerhedsråd forsøgte at kalde for sådan en undersøgelse, og ogsø at udstede en erklæring af støtte for retten til fredelige demonstrationer.
USA var dog hurtig til at veto resolution. Det er ikke overraskende, da USA normalt vetoer alt hvad der har med Israel at gøre. USAs embedsmænd har indtil nu nægtet at kommentere. fordi det er klart at det at veto et kald til at respektere en menneskerettighed og til ikke at dræbe fredelige demonstranter, er lidt af en forlegenhed.


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There is more than a little disquiet within Israel as well, because of the perceived international fallout of the incident. The far-right government, however, went into the protest with every intention of killing protesters, and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ruled out Israel ever having any internal inquiry on the killings.

So there's no possibility of either an international inquiry under UN auspices, or a domestic inquiry from within Israel. While NGOs are likely to offer critical accounts of what happened, this is just the latest in a long line of instances of Israel killing Arabs with impunity.

And while that isn't necessarily surprising, it could be a very bad thing not just for international standing, but for popular sentiment within Palestine. The killings drew thousands to the funerals of the slain, and while Israel threatens to kill more next time, the casual use of lethal force against demonstrators has a constant threat of blowback against the Israeli government.