Palestinian Groups Formally Submit Evidence Of Israeli War Crimes To ICC

Palestinians submit evidence of Israeli war crimes to the ICC

Four Palestinian human rights organisations have formally submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) proving Israeli war crimes committed against Palestinian civilians during the war on the Gaza Strip in 2014. 

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Al-Haq and Aldameer said that they provided evidence of these war crimes being committed in Rafah between 1-4 August 2014.

In a statement, the human rights organisations said: “The Israeli army has committed gross and systematic violations of the rules of international humanitarian law in Rafah which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, through the organised targeting of Palestinian civilians, infrastructure and property and the killing of 255 Palestinians, including 212 civilians”.

Uprooted Palestinians reports:

“The Israeli army launched in August 2014 reprisals against the Palestinians, in response to the abduction of one of its soldiers in the town of Rafah,” Israeli sources said the army official had been killed, they explained.

Israel accuses Hamas of holding the body of army soldier, Hadar Goldin, who went missing on that day. The movement has neither confirmed nor denied the claims.

According to the statement, the four groups seek to assist the prosecutor in establishing that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that high-ranking Israeli military officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during “Operation Protective Edge” in Rafah between 1-4 August 2014.

Israel waged a 51-day war on the Gaza Strip which led to the killing of 2,320 Palestinians, including 578 children and 489 women, as well as wounding more than 11,000 people according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health

  • Stan Squires

    I am from Vancouver,Canada and I wanted to say that ICC should have charged Israel with war crimes long ago.Israel has been committing war crimes in Palestine for decades.It is time that they did something about it.There is all kinds of evidence to prove that Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza on several occasions.Israel shouldn’t be recognized by any Gov’t in the world because of these war crimes and genocide in Palestine.It is time to take action against Israel for these atrocities against the Palestinian People.

  • The Nationalist

    Agreed, until the American people wake up and start removing the Zionist murderous thugs who call themselves a Congress of the US, it is unlikely the situation will change. The United States is completely controlled by Zionist lunatics whose stated goal is the genocide of all non-Jews. The Palestinians are victims of genocide and mass murder that is enabled by the US.