By Richard Silverstein, Tikun Olam – 10 March 2011
Not for the first time, Seattle, WA-based “blogger” Richard Silverstein plays a key role in revealing news stories about Israeli government activities — whether anti-democratic acts or outright crimes, as is the case now. Much more than a “blogger,” Silverstein’s role in exposing such Israeli actions has been very important in that it exposed Israeli acts against Palestinians and others who stand in the way of “The Only Democracy in the Middle East.”
The latest story involves the kidnapping in the Ukraine of a Palestinian man responsible for running the Gaza power plant, suspected to have been carried out by the Israeli Mossad, and his jailing at a secret location in Israel by the Shabak (Shin Bet). In addition to the kidnapping — Extraordinary Rendition — Israel has also placed a gag-order on the case, apparently including a prohibition on Mr. Abu Seesi’s state-appointed attorney to discuss the case.
According to Silverstein,
Israel, in kidnapping him, has violated at least one major UN human rights convention (and probably many other sections of international law), the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The document has been signed by 110 countries with several notable exceptions including Israel and the U.S.
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