15 Jun 2012


A political analyst says the recent 

award given by the US President 

Barack Obama to his Israeli counterpart 

Shimon Peres is an outright “disgrace for justice.”

“So, basically, one criminal is honoring another criminal and this is injustice by itself,” political analyst kamel Wazni said in an interview with Press TV. 

US President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres, the man who has overseen the killing of Palestinian women and children by Israeli forces in the occupied territories for decades. 

Obama awarded the 88-year-old Israeli president the highest civilian honor in the United States during a dinner ceremony in the White House on Wednesday. He called Peres "the essence of Israel and the symbol of a decades-long alliance between Tel Aviv and Washington". 

Wazni criticized the honoring by further pointing out the Israeli leader’s overseeing and ordering of the killings of innocent Palestinians.

Obama awarded Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a dinner at the White House on Wednesday.

The political analyst also made reference to the 1996 massacre in southern Lebanese city of Qana “at the order of Shimon Peres” which claimed the lives of more than 100 civilians, mostly women and children, hiding out at the UN compound.

Wazni then slammed Obama for his own killings of civilians around the world through his controversial use of assassination drone strikes. The US has used assassination drones in countries such as Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

The Washington ceremony in honor of a major Israeli figure comes two weeks after Israeli aircraft carried out an attack on southern Gaza Strip, injuring three Palestinians.

Israel conducts airstrikes and ground attacks against the occupied Palestinian territories on an almost regular basis.

The Tel Aviv regime also denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and the right to decent living, work, health and education.

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