Tutu says Gaza attacks are like war crimes
By Sasha Forbes
29 December 2008
In a statement that was given yesterday Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that in the context of total aerial supremacy, in which one side in a conflict deploys lethal aircraft against opponents with no means of defending themselves, the bombardment bears all the hallmarks of war crimes.
He said that the attacks, in revenge for rockets fired by the Palestinians, would not contribute to the security of Israel.
He also said that it was blight not only on the Middle East, but on the entire world and particularly world leaders who have consistently failed the people of Palestine and Israel over the past 60 years.
It was also reported that more than 270 people were killed in the attacks on Saturday.