“There is no greater hypocrisy than a country that just 39 years ago, on Black September in 1970, murdered 10,000 of its Palestinian residents, dealing with international crimes today…Jordan will not be the one to teach Israel what combat morals are.” – Israel’s Internal Security Minister, Avi Dichter, expressing outrage at reports that Jordan planned to file a lawsuit against himself and other Israeli officials to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. [source]
It’s an interesting and fairly controversial statement coming from a war criminal, which lead me to wonder if such statements are designed to cause a bit of turmoil here at home; a distraction. Maybe not. In any case, parliamentary plans to sue Israeli officials, including Olmert, Livni and Dichter, were canceled last minute due to “procedural” reasons.
Procedure, in this case, meaning a phone call.