Reference number: 106/2023
Date: September 15, 2023
Native language: Arabic
The International Commission “Hashd” condemns Israeli crimes against the Gaza Strip peaceful protesters.
Various injuries were recorded by Israeli occupation forces in the east of the Gaza Strip during popular protest activities organized this evening, Friday, September 15, 2023, in three gatherings east of the cities of Khan Yunis, Gaza, and Jabalia, according to the International Commission (Hashd).
The most significant infringement was the wounding of journalist Ashraf Abu Amra while reporting an event. He was injured in the hand by a gas bomb, resulting in the complete loss of one of his fingers.
The International Commission (Hashd) considers the occupation administration entirely accountable for the severe abuses committed against protestors. Reaffirming that the continued targeting and killing of Palestinians by Israeli military occupation forces through excessive and disproportionate use of force is a serious violation of international law and international humanitarian law, as well as a violation of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and human rights standards, and noting that these crimes would not have occurred without the silence of the international community regarding the siege and continued aggression against civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The escalation of field murders, colonial settlement, racial discrimination, and ongoing occupation violations against citizens in the West Bank and Jerusalem, as well as the continued policy of double standards and the inability to issue and hold the Israeli occupation accountable, register and demand that the United Nations, states of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention, and international and regional organizations nee Immediately and vehemently condemning Israeli occupation crimes and working to end war crimes committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, providing legal protection for Palestinian civilians in occupied Palestinian territories, and bringing the occupation issue before the International Criminal Court.
and using the principle of international jurisdiction to prevent the perpetrators of grave violations against the Palestinians from punishment.