New PDF release: Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia,

By Alexander Mikaberidze

ISBN-10: 1598849263

ISBN-13: 9781598849264

The 400-plus entries in "Atrocities, Massacres, and conflict Crimes: An Encyclopedia" supply obtainable and concise details at the tricky topic of abject human violence devoted on all continents. The entries during this two-volume paintings describe atrocities, massacres, and conflict crimes dedicated within the twentieth century, thereby documenting how people have many times confirmed their potential to devote terrible acts of inhumanity even in particularly fresh occasions and in the smooth period. The encyclopedia covers nations, treaties, and phrases; profiles people who have been officially indicted for warfare crimes in addition to those that have dedicated mass atrocities and long past unpunished; and addresses human rights violations, crimes opposed to humanity, and crimes opposed to peace.

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A History of the Israeliă Palestinian Conflict. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. Alcohol and Atrocities Despite the fact that alcohol adds to a soldierÊs willingness to commit atrocities, Alcohol and Atrocities rape, and other kinds of violence, warfare and intoxication have often gone hand in hand for centuries. Members of the armed forces often consider drunkenness socially acceptable and an inevitable occurrence due to the stresses of war. Commanders also have frequently forgiven heinous crimes because of the acceptance of alcohol abuse and its consequences.

Kurt Maeltzer, German commandant of the city of Rome, and Col. Gen. Eberhard von Mackensen, German 14th Army commander, were all tried and sentenced to death for their parts in the Ardeatine massacre. The sentences of all three were later commuted to terms of imprisonment. Through a quirk in Italian law, Kappler, the principal perpetrator of the massacre, could not be sentenced to death, but was imprisoned. He escaped from a prison hospital in 1977 and died in Germany the following year. Priebke was extradited from Argentina to Italy in 1995; | he was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1998.

After months of investigations, the Zamir Committee found no specific fault with the Israeli security forces present at the al-Aqsa Mosque that day. Instead, the committee found fault with extremists on both the sides, although the implication was that Arab extremism had largely contributed to the showdown. This begs the question, however, as to why the Israelis had not anticipated such violence and why they had not attempted to stop the march in the first place. Since the massacre, Haram al-Sharif has witnessed increased security to prevent another show of mass violence.

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