Yet another significant report points to Israeli guilt in the death of Shireen Abu Akleh: new forensic analysis shows she was “deliberately and repeatedly targeted” by an Israeli military sniper taking “precise and careful aim.” Palestinians filing at the ICC state that her assassination was in the context of wider “systematic targeting” of Palestinian journalists by Israeli occupation forces.
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Public Committee Against Torture in Israel says that after 30 years of fighting torture, it had “reached the unfortunate conclusion” that Israel has no wish to end torture, honestly investigate victims’ complaints and prosecute those responsible.
Since 2013, Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 168 Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory with live ammunition and crowd-control weapons, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International. Israeli forces shot Mohammad Said Mohammad Hamayel, 16, with live ammunition during a protest in the village of Beita in the occupied West Bank.
Even though Israel is about to go under the microscope of the International Criminal Court, it continues to defy international law by abusing the human rights of Palestinians. Why? We want to hear your theories.
Israel complains that other countries are committing “worse atrocities” and that it is simply practicing “self-defense” – but the International Criminal Court (ICC) has good reasons for dismissing these claims.
In essence, the latest decision opens the door to a full investigation into war crimes in Palestine without further internal legal discussions within the ICC itself, as the Court’s Prosecutor and Pre-Trial Chamber are now in agreement.
In the chaos that is the US – with coronavirus, racial tension, deep divisions, highly contested elections – Israel continues to hold sway over Capitol Hill. Congress members toil unwaveringly to win plenty of military aid money and special treats for the Jewish State, churning out 68 items on Israel.
New bills in Congress would put the Palestinian Authority in a no-win position: go bankrupt, or withdraw from int’l bodies that keep alive a hope of justice.
Reporters W/o Borders has asked Int’l Criminal Court to investigate Israeli sniper fire on journalists, which it regards as war crimes. 2 journalists killed, at least 90 injured since March 30.
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate plans to file a case against Israel in the ICC & other Euro courts for killing 2 Palestinian journalists in 2018 and wounding at least 90 others.