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FOR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES
AGAINST HUMANITY

The Free Palestine Movement has received the following statement and data anonymously.  Please note that the data are very limited in scope, comprising no more than identification and sometimes photographs.  The statement alleges that the below-named individuals are active duty Israeli Air Force pilots that have apparently participated in war crimes.

A web search provides some corroboration of the data and until now we have found no discrepancies.  However, since the data are so limited, we recommend its use to gather more information, possibly including questioning and potential prosecution of the named individuals when they travel abroad.

We thank the persons who sent the data and hope that they may be able to provide more information about operations and decision made by the named individuals that can be used to pursue legal action.

Statement received with data:

The well-being of Israel is temporary and can be undermined. It is obtained through crushing the liberties of its subjects. Foremost are Palestinians- their lives infringed upon, their homes routinely destroyed.

Yet this vast machine is not all-immune. Its weakness lies in its dependance on people which are necessarily vulnerable. Those perpetuating the state's dominion value their lives and property just as highly as do their opponents.

Below is a list of a 100 Israeli air-force pilots under active duty.

They have chosen to harness their skills in the spreading of mass destruction over towns and villages throughout Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. State protection renders them immune.  A contrived veil of anonymity enables their crimes without them suffering any fear.

 Please use and spread this information as widely as possible.

Data:


 

1. Assaf Tabib

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

30.9.87

ID Number

301255949

2. Alon Aronas

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

14.5.90

ID Number

304798952

3. Alon Rapaport

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

3.1.87

ID Number

300635943

4. Amatzia Cohen

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

23.4.87

ID Number

300449089

5. Amit Griber

 



 

 

Rank

Major

Date of Birth

4.2.76

ID Number

33361429

6. Amos Sassi

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

13.1.90

ID Number

313868317

7. Aran Shenar

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

2.6.87

ID Number

300830361

8. Assaf Dagan

 

 

 

 

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

12.8.86

ID Number

300083417

9. Assaf Harel

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

14.7.84

ID Number

66654518

10. Assaf Hecht

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

15.9.89

ID Number

201446002

11. Assaf Mohar

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

11.2.83

ID Number

39081393

12. Assaf Rieger

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

24.4.89

ID Number

201256351

13. Assaf Ruf

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

29.2.88

ID Number

300506813

14. Assaf Sheffer

 

 

 

 

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

17.3.86

ID Number

34732172

15. Assaf Tal

Rank

outstanding

Date of Birth

13.2.86

ID Number

3247943

16. Avihu Krieger

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

23.7.88

ID Number

302035308

17. Ben Chorin

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

9.4.86

ID Number

21906185

18. Ben Shukron

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

12.10.90

ID Number

305447492

19.Ben Zion Grunfeld

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

18.6.87

ID Number

300493368

20. Dagan Meir

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

21.5.88

ID Number

200333086

21. Dan Sela

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

25.4.88

ID Number

200734101

22. Dan Tortan

 

 

 

 

Rank

Colonel

Date of Birth

15.9.64

ID Number

58891516

23. Daniel Michaeli

Rank

Colonel

Date of Birth

13.4.88

ID Number

200221646

24.David Haim Sedan

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

24.9.86

ID Number

300229622

25. Dennis Gukov

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

28.3.88

ID Number

314277211

26. Dor Aviam

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

18.6.88

ID Number

200510840

27. Eilon Gashri

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

27.5.90

ID Number

201543345

28. Eitan Glasman

Rank

Lietenant

Date of Birth

5.6.88

ID Number

301281879

29. Eitan Shaked

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lietenant Colonel

Date of Birth

18.10.77

ID Number

34571026

30. Eldad Elbaz

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

26.2.87

ID Number

300036860

31. Eliad Marzuk

Quality

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

6.7.86

ID Number

26542944

32. Eliran Petigrou

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

11.7.86

ID Number

21600069

33. Erez Bitton


Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

31.1.85

ID Number

36663342

34. Eyal Garber

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

17.3.88

ID Number

200650943

35. Eyal Gat

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

21.2.88

ID Number

200612273

36. Eyal Ronen

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

19.11.90

ID Number

304972706

37. Gal Elimelech

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

23.6.90

ID Number

201438264

38. Gal Gilbert

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

5.8.87

ID Number

300339256

39. Gal Yodfat

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

27.2.85

ID Number

36696698

40 Gavriel Lever

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

17.12.86

ID Number

300586690

41. Gil Gerber

 


 

 

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

27.1.85

ID Number

36663326

42. Guy Russo


 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

17.4.90

ID Number

302932389

43. Hadar Dizitser


Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

26.3.90

ID Number

201367810

44. Hod Gan-Or


Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

10.10.87

ID Number

301242574

45. Idan Shtrenberg

 


 

 

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

27.12.87

ID Number

301312716

46. Ido Houminer

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

20.12.86

ID Number

300554599

47. Itamar Gez

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

11.3.90

ID Number

302784228

48. Itay Kahana

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

27.5.89

ID Number

302694831

49. Itzhak Gilutz

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant Colonel

Date of Birth

29.4.71

ID Number

28401693

50. Itzhak Rachamim

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

28.7.86

ID Number

21993076

51.Jonathan Hanebad

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

28.12.86

ID Number

300579521

52.Jonathan Weissman

 


 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

3.12.88

ID Number

200484319

53. Koren Meliniak

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

20.3.88

ID Number

200319572

54. Lavi Lazarobitz

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

24.10.83

ID Number

65957383

55. Lior Atedgi

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

31.3.89

ID Number

201402195

56. Liran Navon

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

29.9.86

ID Number

300202462

57. Maxim Brodt

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

6.6.87

ID Number

310676366

58. Nadav Amitai

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

12.8.8

ID Number

200716660

59.Nadav Kleinberger

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

1.6.88

ID Number

200227239

60. Niv Malin

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

29.12.89

ID Number

302631460

61. Noam Weiss

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

7.3.90

ID Number

302857859

62. Noy Fogel



Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

30.4.88

ID Number

200365500

63. Nuriel Lokieck

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

21.10.89

ID Number

308705599

64. Oded Sitsamer

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

16.11.84

ID Number

39557483

65. Oded Talmi

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

24.5.88

ID Number

200566073

66. Ofir Tesler

Rank

Lieutenant Colonel

Date of Birth

21.2.75

ID Number

32159246

67. Ohad Padan

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

28.6.87

ID Number

300889359

68. Omer Koudish

 

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

9.5.89

ID Number

303090450

69. Omer Lubin

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

16.1.87

ID Number

300660651

70. Omer Maayani

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

25.9.88

ID Number

200477057

71. Omer Neta


Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

16.12.89

ID Number

200933380

72. Or Ben Azar

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

17.7.89

ID Number

201481710

73. Oren Ash



Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

8.8.86

ID Number

300010105

74. Oren Leshem


Rank

Major

Date of Birth

10.8.73

ID Number

25443565

75. Ori Dahari

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

15.4.91

ID Number

305252629

76. Ori Shavit

 

 


 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

4.8.87

ID Number

300874765

77. Ran Sharf

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

10.9.88

ID Number

200776201

78. Renen Dizdar

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

23.2.89

ID Number

201325123

79. Ronen Samchi

Rank

Brigadier General

Date of Birth

1.11.65

ID Number

22117444

80. Ronen Weiss

 

 


 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

24.8.86

ID Number

300106960

81. Roy Maor

 


 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

16.6.90

ID Number

302935911

82. Sahar Attia

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

17.7.88

ID Number

301491957

83. Shaked Spector

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

2.3.89

ID Number

303009666

84. Shir Gur

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

4.8.87

ID Number

11899713

85. Shoval Cohen

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

18.11.90

ID Number

305243776

86.Snir Gadasi

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

3.3.89

ID Number

201160017

87. Stav Gofer

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

8.4.88

ID Number

200555647

88. Stav Nemirovsky

Rank

Captain

Date of Birth

13.4.86

ID Number

304333883

89. Tamir Reiter

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

25.7.87

ID Number

300329141

90. Tomer Asherof

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

18.4.87

ID Number

300390226

91. Tomer Bar

 


 

 

Rank

Brigadier General

Date of Birth

11.6.69

ID Number

23809049

92. Yahel Patishi

 

 


 

Rank

Lietenant Colonel

Date of Birth

5.7.69

ID Number

24270944

93. Yair Shamla

Rank

Lietenant

Date of Birth

24.12.89

ID Number

302462858

94. Yon Neguin

Rank

Lietenant

Date of Birth

22.8.89

ID Number

321746257

95. Yishai Shelach

 


 

 

Rank

Lietenant Colonel

Date of Birth

18.1.71

ID Number

24595761

96. Yitav Gutman

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

24.4.89

ID Number

302943394

97. Yoav Frenkel

 

 

 

Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

14.6.89

ID Number

201641784

98.Yonathan Feingold

 

 

 

Rank

Captain

Date of Births

1.11.86

ID Number

200089415

99. Yotam Guck



Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

15.3.90

ID Number

201526225

100. Yuval Yaakobi



Rank

Lieutenant

Date of Birth

12.5.87

ID Number

300137734

 

Amir Peretz

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:


On 12 July 2006, the suspect ordered the aerial bombardment of villages and cities in Lebanon, targeting essential infrastructure, such as water, food, fuel and electricity supplies. The bombing also damaged hospitals, clinics and schools - all places expressly prohibited from attack under international law. As a result of the bombing, ground assault and artillery fire, more than 1,200 people were killed including hundreds of children and elderly people.

On 8th November 2006, the suspect ordered the shelling of Beit Hanoun, a neighbourhood in Gaza, in response to rockets fired toward Israel. For 15 minutes, residential neighbourhoods were shelled, resulting in the deaths of 19 people, including 9 children. At least 40 people were injured. Firing shells deliberately and indiscriminately into civilian areas constitutes a war crime.

In August 2006, an official complaint was filed to the High Court in Morocco on the suspicion Peretz had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. The suspect holds Moroccan citizenship. The complaint was filed by 3 Moroccan Jews, all renowned for their human rights work.

Description of the suspect: an olive-skinned man, about 60 years old, black hair, brown eyes, with a moustache.

Binyamin Ben Eliezer

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:


At the end of the ’67 war, the suspect was the head of the Sayeret Shaked IDF Unit. According to testimonies by Israeli and Egyptian soldiers, the suspect ordered the killing of 250 Egyptian or Palestinian fighters (exact nationality unclear) shortly after the war ended. Evidence indicates that the killings were carried out using helicopters flying low above the Sinai desert, hunting the retreating soldiers, some of whom were unarmed.

Further eye-witness testimonies state that the suspect personally executed prisoners of war who did not obey instructions. The killing of soldiers after hostilities have ended, and the execution of prisoners of war are all expressly prohibited under international law and are classed as war crimes.

Between March 2001 and November 2002 the suspect, acting as Minister of Defense, led a policy of extra judicial killings, collective punishment and the shelling of residential areas in the West Bank and Gaza. All of these actions are prohibited under international law and constitute war crimes and crime against humanity, and since July 2002 are prosecutable in the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.

In March 2007 the suspect, whilst still a government minister, canceled a trip to Egypt due to fear of arrest for his activities in the ’67 war.

Description of the suspect: an olive-skinned man, about 70, black hair, larger than average build.

Avi Dichter

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:


From July 1, 2002, on the day the International Criminal Court was established, until May 2005, the suspect was head of the Shabak, the Israeli intelligence service (GSS). As head of the Shabak, the suspect ordered the tortures of detained Palestinians - an activity explicitly prohibited under the Geneva Conventions, the Rome Statute and the International Convention against Torture. Torture is a crime against humanity.

In July 2002, the suspect was part of a group, which ordered the assassination of Salah Shehadeh, the commander of the Hamas military wing. The assassination was carried out by dropping a one-ton bomb on Shehadeh's house, causing the deaths of 15 people, including 9 children, and injuring dozens more. Extra-judicial executions are war crimes under international law. The bombing of residential neighborhoods is collective punishment.

On 10 December 2008, a complaint was submitted to the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, against the suspect and 4 other people – on the suspicion he had committed war crimes for ordering the siege of Gaza. The suspect was acting as Minister for Public Security at the time. Prior to this, in July 2008, a complaint was filed in the High Court of Spain on the suspicion he had committed a war crime for ordering the execution of Salah Shehadeh. The Spanish court has issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest.

Description of the suspect: a white man about 55 years old, taller than average height, white hair. The suspect speaks Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Carmi Gilon

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:


From 1995-1996, the suspect was head of the Israeli Internal Security services, also known as the Shabak (GSS). In this capacity, he ordered the torture of Palestinian detainees – an activity prohibited under international law and classed as a crime against humanity.

Torture usually included: tying a person in painful positions continuously for hours, sometimes days; tying a noxious smelling hood over the person’s head, "shaking" the person; depriving the person of sleep and food; exposing him or her to freezing or high temperatures, chaining him or her to a small chair in a way designed to induce pain, playing loud music for hours, and isolating the person from the outside world, sometimes for months.

According to interviews the suspect gave to various media after the end of his service, the suspect was personally involved in about 100 cases of torture of Palestinian prisoners, some of whom were released without any trial. In those interviews, the suspect said he supported torture and even called on the Israeli government and Supreme Court to continue the policy of torture. This is forbidden.

Several human rights organizations in Israel and abroad, including Amnesty International, hold testimonies given by hundreds of Palestinians who were severely torture (out of thousand who were tortured but have not given testimonies). The tortures were carried out during the time that the suspect was head of the Shabak.

In August 2001, a complaint about the suspect’s involvement in torture was made in Denmark by a group of lawyers for human rights and a group of Palestinians who had received asylum there. The complaint was rejected because the suspect had diplomatic immunity at the time since he was acting as the ambassador for Israel in Denmark.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 60 years old, wearing glasses.

Dan Halutz

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

On 12 July 2006, the suspect, as Chief of Staff, ordered air strikes on villages and cities in Lebanon, causing destruction and killing for 34 days. This is prohibited under international law.

Following the air strikes, which destroyed infrastructure and necessities for human life, nearly 900,000 people were forced to leave their homes or remain without shelter for weeks. Despite this, the suspect continued to order his pilots to bombard Lebanon repeatedly, wiping out entire neighbourhoods.

4 years earlier, in July 2002, the suspect ordered a one-ton bomb to be dropped on a house in Rafah, Gaza, causing the deaths of 15 people including 9 children, and injuring dozens more.

In July 2008, after collecting evidence, testimony and documents, a complaint was submitted to the High Court of Spain on suspicion that Halutz had committed a war crime by ordering a one-ton bomb to be dropped on a house in Gaza. The court has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Description of the suspect: an olive-skinned man about 60 years old, of average height, graying hair, wearing glasses.

Doron Almog

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

On 10 January 2002, as head of the Southern Command, the suspect ordered the demolition of 59 houses in Rafah, occupied Gaza, an act that is considered to be collective punishment under international law and therefore prohibited.

On 22 July 2002, the suspect was part of a group which ordered a one-ton bomb to be dropped on a house in Gaza to eliminate the Palestinian Salah Shehadeh. The explosion killed 15 people, including 9 children. Dozens of people were injured.

The demolition of homes, the expulsion of residents, the bombing of residential areas, the killing of innocent civilians as a policy of occupation are considered violations of International law and classed as war crimes.

In 2005, a British court issued a warrant to arrest the suspect, however he evaded capture. In July 2008, the High Court of Spain issued a second warrant to arrest the suspect for his part in bombing the house in Gaza. Spain has extradition treaties with other EU countries.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 65 years old, above average height, short graying hair, blue eyes. Also goes by his previous name Doron Avrutzki. Was seen recently in a company which invests money in the Israeli weapons industry - Athlone Global Security.

Eliezer Shkedy

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:


The facts: On 12th July 2006, the suspect was head of the Israeli Air Force and therefore responsible for thousands of fighter jet sorties, which bombed residential areas in Lebanon. The bombings, using hundreds of tons of explosives, damaged more than 100,000 homes. The Air Force, under his command, deliberately targeted water sources and electrical power stations, and wrecked schools, hospitals and clinics. The air strikes killed hundreds of people and caused hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, becoming refugees without shelter.

The deliberate bombing of residential neighborhoods, as well as the deliberate destruction of houses, water and electricity plants, and essential civilian infrastructure is strictly prohibited under international law. Whoever violates these laws is considered to be a war criminal and guilty of crimes against humanity.

Collective punishment and extra judicial executions are all forbidden under the Fourth Geneva Convention and violations can be heard before the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 50 years old, above average height, ginger hair, wearing glasses.

Gabi Ashkenazi

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

On 27th December 2008, the suspect, as Chief of Staff, ordered the Israeli army to attack densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip. For three weeks, 1,500 tons of bombs were dropped from the air on residential neighborhoods in Gaza and tens of thousands of artillery shells were fired from tanks. For 3 weeks, the army damaged and destroyed houses, schools, hospitals, infrastructure, water and electrical plants, killed more than 1,300 people, hundreds of them children, and injured about 5,300 people. Thousands of houses were bombed or shelled and 50,000 residents were made homeless, without shelter.

Prior to this, the suspect was part of a group, which implemented a siege on 1.5 million people in the Gaza Strip, denying them a regular supply of food, water, medicine, fuel and electricity for 18 months.

According to international law, it is absolutely prohibited to bomb residential areas in a way that interrupts the lives of civilians; to carry out executions without trial, to collectively punish; to destroy or damage hospitals, schools and homes. The prohibitions against collective punishment were enshrined in the Geneva Conventions after the behavior of the Nazis in Europe during World War II when they destroyed entire villages to punish residents for sheltering the resistance. 194 countries agree with the prohibitions of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

In December 2008, a complaint was filed in the Hague against the suspect, on suspicion that he had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the siege of Gaza.

Description of the suspect: male, about 55 years old, black hair, olive skin above average height. The suspect is armed and could be dangerous.

Giora Eiland

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

In July 2008, a claim was filed against the suspect in the High Court in Spain on suspicion that he was involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering a one ton bomb to be dropped on a house in Gaza, which caused the deaths of 15 people including 9 children (July 2002). Bombing residential areas is collective punishment and constitutes a war crime. Extra judicial executions are prohibited under international law and since July 2002 are prosecutable in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Description of the suspect: a white man, 55 years of age, of average height, white hair.

Matan Vilnai

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

In July 2007, the suspect along with his accomplices ordered a siege on 1.5 million people in Gaza. The siege caused severe deprivation by preventing the regular supply of food, water, gas, electricity, and medication to the residents living there. The siege lasted for 18 months, is still ongoing, and included a naval, air and land blockade.

In February 2008, the suspect said on Israeli army radio "the more the Qassam rocket fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a holocaust."

Indeed on 27th December 2008, the suspect as Deputy Defense Minister, was part of a cabinet decision which ordered air, naval and ground attacks on densely populated areas in Gaza - attacks that lasted for about 3 weeks. As a result of the attacks, entire buildings collapsed on residents and infants were found starving next to their dead parents. Wounded people were buried under rubble for many days because IDF soldiers prevented medics from reaching them. (According to reports by the Red Cross.)

Some 1,300 people were killed, hundreds of them children. 5,300 were wounded. The air force bombs and tank shells hit hospitals, clinics, schools, infrastructure, UN buildings, electricity and water sources - leaving hundreds of thousands without the necessities for life.

In December 2008, a lawsuit was filed against the suspect in the International Criminal Court, The Hague on suspicion that the siege of Gaza breached international law and was thus a war crime and crime against humanity.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 65 years old, shaven head, above average height.

Moshe Bogie Yaalon

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

On 18th April 1996, IDF troops fired 38 artillery shells measuring 155 mm at the UN compound in the village of Qana, Lebanon where 800 refugees were sheltering. They had fled their homes due to Operation Grapes of Wrath. The IDF attack was in response to Hezbollah fighters launching rockets at IDF forces from a place a few hundred meters from the compound. The IDF shelling killed 106 people and left dozens of survivors injured. During this time, the suspect was head of Israeli army intelligence, and together with others, was responsible for the shelling. Firing at a compound where civilians are sheltering from fighting is considered a war crime under international law.

On 22 July 2002, as head of the Israeli army, the suspect ordered a one-ton bomb to be dropped on a house in Rafah, Gaza, in order to assassinate Salah Shehadeh. The bomb caused the deaths of 15 people including 9 children, and injured dozens more. Bombing neighborhoods where civilians live is forbidden under international law and is considered to be a war crime.

In November 2005, relatives of those killed in Kafr Qana filed a civil law suit against the suspect in a Washington DC court. The suspect was handed a subpoena whilst he was visiting Washington, but he refused to take it and left quickly after.

In December 2006, while the suspect was making a private visit to New Zealand, a lawsuit was submitted to a New Zealand court, regarding the suspect’s part in the assassination of Shehadeh. An Aukland district judge ordered his arrest. Pressure was however placed on the Attorney General by the Ministry of Justice to cancel the warrant.

In July 2008, the suspect’s name was included in a list submitted to a Spanish court for investigations into war crimes. The court has issued a warrant for his arrest. Spain has an extradition agreement with all the countries in the European Union.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 60, large build, above average height, brown hair, wearing glasses.

Shaul Mofaz

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indictment outline:

Between, October 2000 and June 2002 the suspect ordered a series of actions against the Palestinian people, which included assassinations, torture, house demolitions and the deportation of civilians. In early 2001, the suspect, as Chief of Staff ordered the Israeli army to kill 70 armed Palestinians per day.

On 29th March 2002 and for 6 weeks after, the suspect was in charge of a military operation called "Operation Defensive Shield" in which, according to the Red Crescent, the army killed 216 Palestinians and wounded 416. The operation involved the widespread destruction of homes, the denial of medical treatment for the wounded, especially in two Palestinian cities, Jenin and Nablus. These actions are classifiable as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The suspect continued these activities even after being appointed Israeli Defense Minister up to 2006. In 2002, a British lawyer presented a file to the UK Director of Public Prosecutions asking for the suspect to be investigated for war crimes such as targeted assassinations and the demolition of Palestinian homes. The suspect left the UK quickly upon hearing a file had been presented.

Description of the suspect: an olive-skinned man, about 60 years old, of below average height, clean-shaven. The suspect is armed and may be dangerous.

Tzipi Livni

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.

Indictment outline:

On the 12th of July 2006, the suspect along with her accomplices ordered the aerial bombardment and artillery assault on residential areas in Lebanon. For 34 days she authorized troops to make 12,000 aerial sorties, to fire 100,000 artillery shells, damaging 350 schools and destroying 15,000 houses in Lebanon. 130,000 homes were partially damaged. The attacks destroyed water sources, hospitals, power stations and other infrastructure essential to life. 900,000 people were forced to leave their homes and remain without shelter for many days. Some 1,200 people were killed, and 4,400 were wounded: approximately 30% of the dead, about 360, were children under the age of 13.

On 27th December 2008, the suspect and her accomplices ordered an aerial, ground and naval attack on densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip. The attacks again damaged houses, hospitals, schools and infrastructure, and killed more than 1,300 people, including hundreds of children. 20,000 houses were partially destroyed and 50,000 people were made homeless as a result of the suspects orders.

Attacking innocent people, shooting indiscriminately into residential areas, causing injuries, destroying essential infrastructure such as water, electrical plants and hospitals are all prohibited under International law and are war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Description of the suspect: a white woman, 50 years old, above average height, blonde hair.

Ehud Olmert

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.

Indictment outline:

On 12 July 2006, the suspect ordered the bombing of cities and villages in Lebanon. The 34-day bombing of residential areas broke international law. The aerial bombing and land assault ordered by the suspect, killed approximately 1,200 people and injured about 4,400. During the attack, the suspect ordered several thousand cluster bombs to be dropped near residential areas in Lebanon, something forbidden under international conventions. In total, about a million small bombs were dropped, which led to the post war deaths of 30 people and the injury of 215, including 90 children.

In the summer of 2007, the suspect ordered the blockade of 1.5 million people in Gaza, preventing them from receiving adequate food, water and electricity supplies and medication – all explicitly prohibited under international law. In December 2008, the suspect ordered an air, land and sea attack on the residents of Gaza, causing the rapid destruction of residential areas and the deaths of 1,300 people - hundreds of them children.

On 10 December 2008, Lebanese lawyers submitted a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, against the suspect and others, on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his part in the siege of Gaza. In March 2009, the suspect will lose his diplomatic immunity.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 60 years old, above average height, balding, with blue eyes and a taste for cigars.

Ehud Barak

Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes against humanity.

Indictment outline:

In June 2007, the suspect imposed a siege on 1.5 million residents of Gaza. The siege, which is ongoing in 2009, is collective punishment according to International Law. The year and a half long siege caused severe food and fuel shortages, intermittent drinking water and electricity supply, disruption to sewage treatment plants and shortages of medicine and essential medical equipment, affecting the lives of 1.5 million people - a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Rome Statute.

On 27 December 2008, the suspect ordered the aerial bombardment of Gazan population centers. The attacks involved hundreds of fighter jet sorties, dropping hundreds of tons of bombs on Gazan neighbourhoods. At least 1,300 people - men, women and children were killed and 5,300 were injured. Schools, hospitals and UN facilities were targeted, medical crews shot at and prevented from evacuating the wounded.

On 10 December 2008, a formal complaint was submitted by Lebanese lawyers to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands, against Ehud Barak and four other Israelis: Ehud Olmert, Matan Vilnai, Avi Dichter and Gabi Ashkenazi on the suspicion that they had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by ordering and maintaining a siege on Gaza.

Description of the suspect: a white man, about 65 years old, lower than average height, graying hair, brown eyes, with glasses.