[guest post by Dana]
In a joint statement, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that a cease-fire is set to begin Friday at 8:00 am in Gaza. It is set to last for 72 hours.
And while CNN wonders if the peace will last, the U.N. is talking about war crimes:
The bloodshed prompted the United Nations’ top human rights official to warn that war crimes may have been committed, accusing Israel of “deliberate defiance of obligations (to) international law.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay referred to the shelling of homes, schools, hospitals and U.N. “premises,” while insisting, “We cannot allow this impunity, we cannot allow this lack of accountability to go on.”
“None of this appears, to me, to be accidental,” Pillay said.
Obvioulsy, Pillay listened to Hillary Clinton’s enlightening analysis wherein she explained that if Gaza weren’t so darn small, Hamas wouldn’t have to hide rockets in hospitals and schools and other civilian areas. Yep. And did you know that it was Hamas that had its back against the wall, not Israel? Oh, the things you can learn.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I am just happy to hear that the concerns of the FAA and others were “alloyed.”