Friday, September 25, 2015

Israeli dirty hands and arms in Africa

"Acting as a weapons conduit to murderous regimes is hardly a new phenomenon for Israel. Under the leadership of Yitzhak Rabin, then prime minister, and Shimon Peres, then foreign minister, Israel supplied the Hutu-dominated Rwandan government forces as well as the rebel army led by Paul Kagame with bullets, rifles and grenades as genocide was underway in that country during the 1990s. In addition to arming the killers, Israel trained the Rwandan military and paramilitary forces in the years leading up to the bloodbath. After touring the killing fields, an Israeli arms dealer reportedly lauded himself as a humanitarian for helping the victims die quickly with bullets instead of machetes. “I’m actually a doctor,” he remarked."