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THE UNITED FLAGS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS : Sam Daily Times : The Master Global Publication for Humanity and Justice : ''The Voice Of The Voiceless''.

Neighbor against neighbor. Contradictory Visions. An Unending Painful Cycle will never seize. Mark my words, the final and honorable solution only lies with The World Students Society - the students of the entire world.

That is for the Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society - for every subject in the world - and The Students of this great nation, America, to provide leadership. ''There's been an utter disregard for civilian life that stems from the decades of impunity.''

THIS LEGACY OF VIOLENCE WILL KEEP RESURFACING. UNDERSTAND TODAY.  TOGETHER. TRACKING war crimes in chaos. Hamas and Israel's killing of civilians raises urgent questions of accountability. For the world and world of students, they have never seen or felt such sufferings before.

The Israeli missile that slammed into a Palestinian apartment exacted a shocking toll : eight children and two women killed as they celebrated a major Muslim holiday, in one of the many deadliest episodes of war between Israel and Palestinian militant that raged for weeks.

Israel said a senior Hamas commander was the target of last Friday's attack. Graphic video footage showed Palestinian medics stepping over rubble that included children''s toys and a Monopoly board game as they evacuated the bloodied victims from the pulverized building. The only survivor was an infant boy.

''They weren't holding weapons, they weren't firing rockets and they weren't harming anyone,'' said the boy's father, Mohammed Al Hadidi, who was later seen on television holding his son's small hand in a hospital.

''Oh, love,'' he said to his son.

Civilians are paying an especially high price in the latest bout of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, raising urgent questions about how the laws of war apply to the conflagration : which military actions are legal, what war crimes are being committed and who, if anyone will ever be held to account.

Both sides are appearing to be violating those laws, experts said : Hamas has fired more than 3,000 plus rockets towards Israeli cities and towns, a clear war crime.

And Israel, although it says it takes measures to avoid civilian casualties, has subjected Gaza to such an intense bombardment, killing families and flattening buildings, that the actions most likely constitute a disproportionate use of force - also a war crime.

In the deadliest attack yet, Israeli airstrikes on buildings in Gaza City on Sunday killed at least 42 people, including 10 children, Palestinian officials said.

No legal adjudication is possible in the heat of the battle. But some facts are clear. Israel airstrikes and artillery barrages on Gaza, an impoverished and densely packed enclave of two million people, have killed over 200+ Palestinians, including 92 women and children, between May 10 and Sunday evening, producing stark images of destruction that have reverberated around the world.

In the other direction Hamas missiles have rained over Israeli towns and cities, sowing fear and killing at east 10 Israeli residents, including two children - a greater toll than during the last war, in 2014, which lasted more than seven weeks.

The latest victim, a 55-year-old man, died last Saturday after missile shrapnel slammed through the door of his home in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan. One Israeli soldier has also been killed.

Others push back on Israel's insistence that Hamas is to blame for the civilian casualties because it operates from residential areas. In a densely populated place like Gaza, ''there is almost no way to fight from it without exposing civilians to danger,'' said Nathan Thrall, author of a book on Israel and the Palestinian.

Perhaps the greatest tragedy about civilian deaths, said Adil Haque, a professor at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey specializing in international law and armed conflict, is that they have become a way for belligerents to show their strength before inevitably agreeing to yet another cease-fire.

''Civilians are trapped between two sides,'' he said. ''Hamas wants to show it can survive the Israeli onslaught, and Israel wants to show that it is the stronger party.''

''Both sides are able to stop if they want,'' he added. ''But neither is willing to stop first.''

The top prosecutor with the International Criminal Court, which in February announced an investigation into possible war crimes by both Hamas and Israeli soldiers, warned on Friday that both sides in the current conflict could be subjects of future prosecutions.

''These are events that we are looking at very seriously,'' the prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, told the Reuters news agency.

But the criminal court, which Israel and the United States do not recognize, faces a host of political and logistical obstacles, and it could be years before any Israeli or Palestinian is put on trial - if ever.

The overwhelming sadness and sense of tragedy and foreboding continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Declan Walsh, Vivian Yee and Iyad Abuheweila.

With most respectful dedication to the Students of Israel and Palestine, Leaders, Grandparents, Parents,  Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all  prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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