Despite the UN stating that Myanmar's army is carrying out "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the "Israeli" entity refuses to stop selling arms to the country's military.
The entity is doing so despite the fact that the European Union and the United States had both banned arms sales to Myanmar, making it the only Western nation supplying the country formerly known as Burma with weapons.
On Monday, the "Israeli" High Court heard a petition by activists against the continued sale of weapons to Myanmar. In the hearing, the "Israeli" regime reiterated the initial response it gave in March: The court has no authority to discuss arms sales because it is a "purely diplomatic" matter.
In the part of the hearing held behind closed doors, the regime's representatives explained the entity's relations with Myanmar to the justices. It is unclear why the entity is concealing information from its residents about the factors it uses to conduct trade. Even in the open part of the hearing, the state refused to say that the entity would stop selling weapons to Myanmar.
Although Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been the leader of Myanmar since the democratic elections of 2015, her government has no real control over the security forces, because the private militias follow the authority of the military junta that controlled the country up until the elections. Myanmar's army launched an operation to cleanse the country's northern area. More than 400,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
In response to a question from the floor by lawmaker Tamar Zandberg of Meretz about arms exports to Myanmar, War Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "Generally speaking we subordinate ourselves to the entire enlightened world."
Lieberman is lying. This is not the first time that the "Israeli" entity had taken such a course of action. It lied when it supported war crimes in Argentina, ignoring the American embargo, and it lied when it armed the Bosnian forces that perpetrated massacres, ignoring a UN embargo. It armed the military dictatorships in Chile and Argentina and the Contras in Nicaragua, and it is arming the forces of evil in South Sudan.
"Since the middle of the 20th century, in large parts of the world, crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in which ‘Israeli' arms, training and know-how have been involved," attorney Eitay Mack, who is representing the petitioners, told the court on Monday. "We hope the High Court justices will not let ‘Israeli' history repeat itself in Myanmar," he added.
Not only the High Court justices, but members of Knesset and the regime from the right, the center and the left should come together to put an immediate stop to this disgrace, in the "Israeli" entity is arming groups that are committing crimes against humanity.
Source: Haaretz, Edited by website team