" We made clear that Hamas bore principal responsibility for the start of the current crisis, because the conflict would not have happened without the significant increase in rocket attacks in 2012, and particularly in the latter months, including Hamas ending its own ceasefire."
Multiple Israeli attacks initiated conflict. On November 14, Ahmed Jabari was assassinated. He headed Hamas' Qassam Brigades. Attacking him killed another eight Palestinians.
Palestinian resistance groups promised revenge. Jabari actively sought peace. Hours before his murder, he completed a draft truce agreement. It included ways to establish ceasefires in future flare-ups.
Israel knew he was working with Egypt for permanent truce. He was murdered to prevent it. Israel abhors peace and stability. It prioritizes conflict and violence. It blames victims for its own crimes. It gets away with murder with impunity.
Griffiths showed which side Britain's Foreign Office backs. It endorses Israel's worst crimes. It's got plenty of blood on its own hands.
Griffith ignored occupation harshness. He said nothing about besieged Gaza. Silence reflects support. It spurns international law.
Pillar of Cloud slaughter was justified, he claimed. Dozens of lost Palestinian lives don't matter. Most were civilian men, women, children, infants and the elderly.
Israel had no fatalities. Before he died, Jabari ordered retaliatory Hamas rockets launched on open spaces. He wanted Israeli casualties avoided. He believed saving lives mattered. Israel murders with impunity.
Griffith didn't surprise. He left him unmentioned. He pointed fingers the wrong way.
"We have consistently condemned indiscriminate rocket attacks into Israel which are contrary to international humanitarian law and do nothing to help the people of Gaza," he claimed.
Collective punishment is official Israeli policy. Occupation is ruthlessly enforced. So is Gaza's siege. Jews alone matter. Palestinians are considered subhuman. They're persecuted like Nazis treated Jews.
Britain's Foreign Office doesn't notice. Israeli state terror is ignored. Palestinian suffering doesn't matter. Griffith's letter showed contempt for what's right. It revealed UK "impartiality" is just a figure of speech.
From January 21 - February 1, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) holds its 15th session Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group.
On January 29, Israel is assessed. Expect its worst crimes to be whitewashed. High Commissioner Navi Pillay is a reliable imperial tool. She blames victims for Western crimes.
She'll go easy on Israel. Netanyahu's taking no chances. Maan News said "Israel is expected to boycott" HRC's session.
In December 2008, Israel was last reviewed. It attended. Boycotting would be unprecedented. It's minor compared to mass murder.