Terror victims group turns tables on Israel's detractors

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel's Almagor Terror Victims Association is working to turn the tables on Spain's National Court, after the latter decided on Monday to move forward with a war crimes investigation into the 2002 Israeli air force strike that killed leading Hamas terrorist Salah Shehadeh and 14 other people in Gaza.

European courts have routinely tried to bring Israelis up on charges of war crimes for taking strong military action against Palestinian terrorist forces.

Almagor's latest scheme may put a stop to that. The group plans to file suit against NATO and its member states over the numerous air strikes against Serbian forces and positions in Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

An estimated 2,500 innocent civilians died in those NATO bombings.

Among the defendants named in the Almagor case are current EU foreign policy czar Javier Solana, several top Spanish politicians and officials from most other European powers and the United States.

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