Justice delayed, justice denied
ICSPR The absence of Palestinian official interference and the silence of the international community results in impunity of criminals, and continuation of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian civilian
International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (I.C.S.P.R) followed with deep concern the successive Israeli resolutions and procedures that carried an Israeli recklessness and disregard for international law based on politicized international law by the international community in the interest of the occupying power.
The Palestinian leadership behavior indicates its intention which associated with the international legal entitlements to return to bilateral negotiations, they deliberately ignore the quest to obtain a decision of the United Nations General Assembly to boycott the occupying power, as well as not moving as it should to urge the General Prosecution Office of the Permanent International Criminal Court to open an investigation of the Israeli crimes and the completion of the preliminary study, or not to wait for the decision of the public prosecutor’s Office and request to refer the situation at the Palestinian territories, particularly the flagrant violations to the International Criminal Court, under article 14 of the Rome Statute, there is a remarkable weakening in the pursuit of the request for international protection, besides not to adopt of boycott campaigns, weakening the Palestinian diplomacy, and not using all contractual and non-contractual mechanisms in accounting occupation.
The absence of Palestinian national strategy which able to guarantee the recruiting of law, justice and international work tools, allowed the Israeli to carry on violations against Palestinian civilians, it also allowed it to chair the UN Legal Committee and Vice Chair of the General Assembly, and may be in case of continuing the hesitation of obtaining the Security Council membership.
Justice delayed, justice denied, and the slowing of the victims or their representatives in taking effective and positive move, contribute to increase chances of denial of Justice, and raises the violations against them, and this is exactly what happens in the Palestinian case, the best evidence that the occupying power in recent days has took a series of successive decisions such actions constitute a blatant act of contempt and irreverence for the international law, the latest of which was announced on Monday morning, 12 June 2017 on the approval of the cabinet at the request of the Palestinian Finance Ministry to cut the power at Gaza Strip, where the Israeli Government decided to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza Strip, which in turn threatens unpredictable humanitarian consequences.
This was preceded of the Israeli Knesset approval at the preliminary reading of the legislation bill to deduct the funds which paid by the Palestinian Authority, as allotment of prisoners’ and martyrs families; these procedures included the Israeli prime minister request to resolve the UNRWA, which transfer it with the U.S ambassador at UN “Nikki Haley” during her recent visit to the occupation state; in order to submit it to the United Nations Secretary-General
The responsibility is now on the Palestinian Authority, international community, Security Council, and the Human Rights Council to fulfil their obligations and take urgent action to stop the Israeli violations and held responsibilities for the crimes committed, as it is the only mean to ensure the victims right to obtain International justice and fairness.
International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (I.C.S.P.R) stressed on the importance of adopting national plan that able to guarantee the best recruiting for law, justice and international work tools, affirming it’s readiness to contribute at any role that would advance the legal battle against the occupier, which is the only guarantee that may prevent the recurrence of crimes against Palestinian civilians, considering that the continued silence of the international community and its organizations contributes that Israeli State deny their responsibilities towards the Palestinian civilians rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, therefore;
ICSPR considers that it is the duty of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority to assume its responsibilities in earnest and effective intervention to counter any failure or underperformance of any Palestinian party, and work hard to activate an accounting process and isolating and boycotting Israeli State.
ICSPR calls all of the Palestinian parties to take their responsibilities to stop the collective punishment imposed by the PA on Gaza Strip to ensure the continued delivery of essential services and solve electricity crisis, as well as ensuring the inviolability of the legal rights system and enhances civil and community peace and security.
ICSPR calls upon the international community, to take their legal and moral responsibilities to ensure respect for the guarantees of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and ensure international protection for the Palestinian people and put an end to Israeli violations, including addressing to settlement expansion, annexation and judaization of East Jerusalem, and address the successive Israeli procedures that tighten the blockade imposed on Gaza Strip for the eleventh consecutive year.
ICSPR demands the Human Rights Council to take serious actions especially in light of the marked deterioration of the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories by the actions and policies of the Israeli State, which contravene the most basic international standards.
ICSPR calls upon the United Nations, regional international and humanitarian organizations to meet their legal, humane and moral responsibilities, besides continuing to support all poor sectors in the Palestinian territories and to pressure in order to lift the siege on Gaza Strip and accelerate reconstruction process.
ICSPR calls the States parties of the Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention of the need to carry out their legal obligations in putting pressure on the occupying power to ensure respect for its legal obligations under international law and international humanitarian law.