Update: In a late breaking development, Amal Alamuddin, has turned down the position on the UN war crimes panel on Gaza.
While the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza remains at best at an interim stage, the United Nations has already announced a War Crimes Commission featuring Amal Alamuddin, glamorous wife-to-be of mega-celebrity George Clooney.
Well-known for her anti-Israel bias, the Lebanese-born, London-trained lawyer will be one of three people investigating whether the Israeli Defense Forces deliberately targeted civilians in their pursuit of Hamas terrorists, weaponry and attack tunnels during July’s fighting, the New York Daily News reported.
Alamuddin has been in the international arena before, having defended WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and ex-Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. At one time she clerked for current Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and her future husband is one of Hollywood’s best known hard left liberals.
She speaks fluent Arabic and was named after AMAL, an acronym for “Movement of the Dispossessed,” a Shia faction prominent in the Lebanese Civil War, and which means “hope.”
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The other two panel members are William Schabas, a Canadian international law professor, and Doudou Diene from Senegal, U.N. Special Rapporteur on racism and racial discrimination.
While the United Nations has yet to appoint an investigative body into the murderous activities, pillages, beheadings and kidnappings of Boko Harem, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the besotted Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine, or the Hamas terrorists who have launched more than 3,700 rockets and missiles into Israel’s towns and cities, they are Johnny-on-the-spot to condemn Israel.
Given the special aura that Alamuddin brings to the scene, perhaps Hollywood will turn it into a movie regardless of the outcome. That’s why they have screenwriters.
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