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Israel arms Myanmar military amid crackdown on Rohingya

Israel has continued to sell arms to Myanmar, despite international condemnation of the country’s crackdown on its Rohingya Muslim minority.
According to Haaretz, in response to a petition filed by human rights activists against the arms sales the Israeli Defence Ministry Avigdor Lieberman said: “The matter is clearly diplomatic.”

The armaments sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats that have been used to police the country’s border and perpetrate numerous acts of violence against the Rohingya, such that the UN suspects the army is committing ethnic cleansing.

The US and EU have both implemented an arms embargo on the South Asian country. In a Knesset meeting in June, Lieberman alleged that Israel “subordinates [itself] to the entire enlightened world, that is the Western states, and first of all the United States, the largest arms exporter.”

He added that Israel’s policy complied with the “accepted guidelines of the enlightened world”.

The Israeli High Court of Justice is scheduled to consider the petition submitted by rights groups later this month.

Often considered the world’s most persecuted people, violence towards the Rohingya has intensified once again in recent weeks. The region has seen tensions simmer between its Buddhist and Muslim populations since communal violence broke out in 2012, although Rohingyans have been fleeing oppression in Myanmar since the 1990s.

UN data estimates that some 90,000 members of the minority group have been forced to flee in the past ten days, in fear of their lives as their villages are burned. Human rights organisations have documented mass rapes, beheadings and the burning of civilians, including infants, who remain.

The Myanmar government, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Ang San Suu Kyi, has accused the Rohingya of illegally squatting on Burmese territory and deny allegations of genocide. Suu Kyi has come under severe condemnation for her support of the military position, with many calling for her Nobel Prize to be rescinded.

He added that Israel’s policy complied with the “accepted guidelines of the enlightened world”.

The Israeli High Court of Justice is scheduled to consider the petition submitted by rights groups later this month.

Often considered the world’s most persecuted people, violence towards the Rohingya has intensified once again in recent weeks. The region has seen tensions simmer between its Buddhist and Muslim populations since communal violence broke out in 2012, although Rohingyans have been fleeing oppression in Myanmar since the 1990s.

UN data estimates that some 90,000 members of the minority group have been forced to flee in the past ten days, in fear of their lives as their villages are burned. Human rights organisations have documented mass rapes, beheadings and the burning of civilians, including infants, who remain.

The Myanmar government, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Ang San Suu Kyi, has accused the Rohingya of illegally squatting on Burmese territory and deny allegations of genocide. Suu Kyi has come under severe condemnation for her support of the military position, with many calling for her Nobel Prize to be rescinded.

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  1. Rohingyas’ plight if not handle cautiously, could trigger another war on larger scale or it coukd be world war 3. China has warned of any foreign intervention especially from Turkey, it won’t hesitate to retaliate. Should this happened it could lead to more intervention, most likely US will sent its Pacific Fleet to counter the Chinese. By then Russia, Great Britain, Israel and some Muslim countries will join in the fray. Now Myanmar is holding the last card, if it still insist continuing on ethnic cleaning policy, war on larger scale is imminent.

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