GCHRJ Condemns Israel’s Attacks On Gaza Strip


GENEVA – Geneva Council for Human Rights and Justice Council (GCHRJ) condemned Israel’s attacks on residential buildings in Gaza Strip and called for an immediate cessation.
The council condemned in a press release Israel’s targeting of residential homes and civilian facilities in Gaza Strip and considered it to rise to war crimes and serious violations of international humanitarian law and international conventions related to human rights.
The raids targeted three residential homes and the headquarters of Al-Aqsa TV, as well as the headquarters of government institutions in a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and international conventions that criminalize targeting civilians’ homes and facilities.
The Council called on the United Nations and the international community to intervene immediately to stop Israel’s attacks and to abide by its obligations to international conventions and treaties on the protection of civilians and their property.
GCHRJ warned of the danger of Israel’s excessive use of force, especially through its warplanes, to achieve political gains at the expense of Palestinian civilians and their property in the Gaza Strip.
It urged the International Criminal Court to investigate continuously the crimes of occupation in the occupied territory, in particular, the grave violations against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
It also called upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligations under Common Article 1 to ensure respect for the Conventions in all circumstances, as well as to fulfil their obligations under Articles 146 and 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 for the Protection of Civilians in Time of War. Which require the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of the Convention. Through the activation of the principle of international jurisdiction, to enable the Palestinians to obtain their right to justice and equity, especially in light of the denial of the right of the Palestinians to justice before the Israeli judiciary.
Geneva Council for Human Rights and Justice Council (GCHRJ) concluded by repeating the need for direct international action to force Israel to lift the total siege imposed on Gaza Strip since 2006, which prevents the movement of people and goods, and to save about two million civilians living in the unprecedented economic, social, and political strangulation under a policy of collective punishment and repressive measures against civilians.

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