By Patrick Ward
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A law unto themselves

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Israel's attack on the Gaza-bound aid ships in international waters which left nine activists dead last May was perfectly legal - according to Israel.
Issue 355

This is the result of an Israel-commissioned inquiry into the attack, which concluded, “Overall, the Israeli Defence Force personnel acted professionally in the face of extensive and unanticipated violence.”

Hardly far-reaching, you might think – but you’d be wrong. The inquiry also found time to rule that Israel’s siege of Gaza is legal under international law.

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