Amal Alamuddin, British-Lebanese Lawyer and fiance of actor George Clooney clearly is one of those lawyers who doesn’t care much about the facts. In a statement in which she turned down the offer to sit on the UN’s Gaza-probe panel, Alamuddin made the following statement:
“I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed.”
She turned down the offer citing other commitments and 8 ongoing cases.
If by occupied she means occupied by Hamas and crimes committed by Hamas, I commend her. However, since I know better, and since this committee was set up to investigate Israel, I’ll say this. If Alamuddin is your lawyer, representing you in one of those 8 ongoing cases, good luck. Knowing the facts and speaking the truth publicly don’t seem to matter to her, and as a client that would concern me. To call it the “occupied Gaza Strip” should pretty much close the case in favor of Israel, since these alleged crimes are based on activities allegedly committed by a non-occupying force. Since this is more of a witch hunt than an investigation I am sure the facts will not matter, but if Alamuddin was my lawyer, I’d be nervous.
One other point I want to make. If you plan on criticizing me for attacking Alamuddin’s credibility as a lawyer, that’s fine, I can take it. But never expect me to feel bad about it when she is making statements that are incorrect and accusatory regarding the State of Israel.
And George Clooney doesn’t scare me. He’s not Batman.
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