GENEVA, April 20 (KUNA) -- A group of Norwegian lawyers has submitted a
complaint to The National Authority for Prosecution of Organised and Other
Serious Crime against a number of Israeli officials among them Former Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert, Former Minister of Foreign affairs Tzipi Livni, Former
Minister of Defence Ehud Barak in the Olmert former government and leading
generals of the army.
The complaint is submitted pursuant to the Norwegian Penal Code Articles
102 to 109 and concerns crimes of war and gross violation of international
humanitarian law and is directed against Israels attack on Gaza in the period
from 27th December 2008 till 25th January 2009.
The Norwegian lawyers said that it is clear that Israel, during the course
of the actions have contravened basic regulations of international law,
pertaining to warfare, hereunder the duty to discriminate between military and
It is also obvious that, to the extent Israel has engaged military targets,
the civil damages are of such a magnitude that they cannot be defended by the
military advantages gained.
The Norwegians lawyers are requesting that the subjects of this complaint
be arrested, should they come to Norway, alternatively that they be searched
for and arrested through the international police collaboration in which
Moreover, it is requested that they be indicted and punished. Norway has
both a duty and a right to see to it that such prosecution be made.
The Norwegian lawyers are attorneys Loai Deeb, Pal Hadler, Bent Endresen,
Geir Hoin, Harald Stabellog, Kjell M. Brygfjeld. (end)
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