“In the early morning of February 7, 1942, the [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas massacred Serbs in the villages of Drakulic, Motike, Sargovac and the Rakovac mine in Banja Luka, and according to official data so far, at least 2,300 people were killed, including 551 children. Under the command of Lieutenant Josip Mislov and Fr. Vjekoslav Filipovic of the “Ante Pavelic’s Physical Association”, the Ustashas, with the help of Banja Luka [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas, killed Serbs without a single fired bullet – axes, knives and picks.”
“In the course of the three-year investigation into the assault, the United States has failed to provide critical evidence requested by the tribunal, according to tribunal documents and officials, adding to suspicion among some there that Washington is uneasy about the investigation. Two senior Canadian military officers, for example, who were in Croatia during the offensive, testified that the assault, in which some 3,000 shells rained down on the city of Knin over 48 hours, was indiscriminate and targeted civilians…
The Croatian Army drove more than 100,000 Serbs from their ancestral homelands, forcing them to flee on carts and in small cars jammed with their possessions. In terms of sheer numbers, it was the largest single ”ethnic cleansing” of the war…
A section of the tribunal’s 150-page report is headed: ”The Indictment. Operation Storm, A Prima Facie Case.”
”During the course of the military offensive, the Croatian armed forces and special police committed numerous violations of international humanitarian law, including but not limited to, shelling of Knin and other cities,” the report says. ”During, and in the 100 days following the military offensive, at least 150 Serb civilians were summarily executed, and many hundreds disappeared.” The crimes also included looting and burning, the report says.
”In a widespread and systematic manner, Croatian troops committed murder and other inhumane acts upon and against Croatian Serbs,” the investigators say at another point in the report.”
“in 1995, US with NATO’s support actually sponsored a Croatian army operation that ethnically cleansed the remaining Serbs out of the terroritory.”
As Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad said in March 2012 in an interview on Al-Hekma TV: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians?”…he went on to say… “We have many families called Al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian, Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, Cairo, Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians…” There is good reason, why the ‘Palestinian National Museum’ is empty of historical artefacts. They never existed!
“That night they killed about 700 women…”
“Did you see the procession of women?”
“Yes, we were going one way, and they were going the other way.”
“How did they go?”
“When the women were going to their death, these were Serbian women, there were no Jewish women anymore, so they went to their death singing. They knew they were going their death and so they went there singing.” – Josip E.
Kingdom of Serbia was the first country after United Kingdom to officially support the creation of Jewish state. Serbian ambassador in Washington sent a letter (pictured above) to Captain Albala, in which he stated:
“I wish you to express to your Jewish brothers the sympathy of our Government and of our people for the just endeavor of resuscitating their beloved country in Palestine which will enable them to take their place in the future Society of Nations according to their numerous capacities and to their unquestioned right. We are sure that this will not only be to their own interest, but at the same time to that of the whole of humanity. You know, dear Captain Albala, that there is no other nation in the world sympathizing with this plan more than Serbia. How should we not participate in your clamors and sorrows lasting ages and generations, especially when our countrymen of your origin and religion have fought for their Serbian fatherland as well as the best of our soldiers? It will be a sad thing for us to see any of our Jewish fellow-citizens leaving us to return to their promised land, but we shall console ourselves in the hope that they will stand as brothers and leave with us a good part of their hearts and that they will be the strongest tie between free Israel and Serbia.”
The Serbian letter marked the first time any government had referred to the yet-to-be-born Jewish state as “Israel,” presaging the name that would be adopted by the nascent republic three decades later.
Srebrenica was used by the Bosnian Muslims as a base of operations to attack Serb villages in the immediate vicinity.
“In response to the order, a raiding party of Bosniacs under the leadership of Zulfo Tursunovic, attacked the Serb village of Visnjica.”
UNPROFOR had failed to disarm the Bosnian Muslim forces in Srebrenica, and the Dutch military forces in theatre acted in a manner to protect them.