Lawmakers in Gaza file complaint against Israel’s siege on Gaza at the ICC by Tareq S. Hajjaj

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Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza (PLC) held a press conference on Monday, June 26, to announce that they had filed a complaint to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Gaza humanitarian crisis, which continued as a direct result of the 17-year-long Israeli blockade on Gaza. The complaint focused on Israeli crimes against humanity resulting from the siege, including the damage it has done to the health, environment, living conditions, economy, and social life of over two million people in Gaza. 

… [head of PLC in Gaza, Ahmed Bahar] also referred to the ICC’s delay in responding to the PLC complaint, which is tantamount to encouraging the occupation to continue committing its crimes against the Palestinians, and constitutes a disregard for the Rome Statute and principles of International Humanitarian Law upon which the ICC is based.

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Officials in the Occupation Government Incite a Genocide of Palestinians by AOHR UK

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Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) called on countries supporting the right to life and self-determination of Palestinians to sue the occupying state under the 1948 Genocide Convention at the International Court of Justice.

… The terms of the Genocide Prevention Convention are clear. They are being breached by the occupying state by making the lives of the Palestinians impossible, as they surround villages and cities with settlements, and systematically cause harm to the Palestinians at the physical and psychological levels.

… AOHR UK condemns the silence of the Public Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, who did not investigate any of the files presented to him, nor did he comment on the crimes that are being committed every day.

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The ICC Must Step Up: Justice for Palestinians Awaits on Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK

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“The Palestinians, of course, want to enlarge the scope of that investigation to go beyond, or prior to 2014. And they also want to enlarge the scope of that investigation regarding the topics themselves. Because we all know that the ICC covers more than just war crimes. It covers war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, or crimes against peace, along with very specific criteria of crimes, including of course the crime of genocide. And all of these crimes can be argued, since 1948 until today, have actually been committed by Israel.”

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International Movement for a Just World (JUST): Recasting attention to the raging genocide on Astro AWANI

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Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a leading media voice since the intifada or uprising in Palestine in 2000. For over two decades she reported fearlessly on human rights abuses in the occupied territories. She wrote with anguish at the 74-year old genocide raging in Palestine and the Western world’s callous indifference to the dehumanisation and brutalisation of the Muslim and Christian population of the occupied territories. But on May 11 her voice was silenced for ever when she was shot and killed while reporting on an Israeli raid on a Palestinian house on the West Bank city of Jenin.

… We wish to reiterate that though the global attention these days is focused on the Russia-Ukraine war, the world needs to recast its attention and conscience to the genocide, protracted aggression and injustices in the illegally occupied territories of the West Bank.

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Press Release—Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestine Territory by International-Lawyers.org

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International-Lawyers.org, International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD), Association Ma’onah for Human Rights and Immigration (AMHRI), and Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) welcome the Human Rights Council’s decision to convene a Special Session to address the grave human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem… actions by Israel, taken as a whole, are now widely recognized as constituting the crime of apartheid and amount to the international crime of genocide… We urge the Council to encourage the International Criminal Court to ensure accountability for the atrocities committed for years in Palestine, including the determination of whether those acts amount to genocide.

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