Date: 07 August 2022
ICSPR : killing of children and women and bombing of houses over the heads of their inhabitants; A well-established military doctrine of the Israeli occupation that reflects its intention to commit war crimes.
The Israeli military forces continue their aggression and military operations in the Gaza Strip for the third day in a row, in which they deliberately and systematically target civilians and their civilian properties, especially residential homes located in densely populated neighborhoods, with the aim of killing children and women, displacing families and causing massive material damage in the surroundings. housing for these establishments.
Until 08:30 this morning, Sunday, 07 August 2022, the Israeli military attacks, according to Palestinian Ministry of Health statistics, caused the death of (29) civilians, including (06) children and (04) women; And 253 civilians were wounded, in addition to a large-scale destruction of a number of civilian facilities and houses that were targeted above the heads of their residents.
The escalation of the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip came amid the aggravation of the humanitarian crisis as a result of the strict siege imposed on the Gaza Strip by closing all border crossings, preventing the entry of fuel to the power station and the rest of humanitarian and medical supplies, in light of the fear of an imminent halt to the work of the health sector; Which portends a repetition of the same inhumane scenes that were punctuated by the previous Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip.
The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupier by all available means, as a right recognized in international law; Emphasizing that the Israeli military doctrine has diverted civilians and their property to legitimate goals, and renewed holding the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for the consequences of their ongoing aggression against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, in addition to the aggravation and deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip; Therefore:
1-ICSPR deplores the continuation of double standards and the conspiracy of international and regional silence on the heinous crimes committed by the military occupation authorities.
2-ICSPR calls on the contracting states to the Fourth Geneva Convention to declare a clear and explicit stance towards Israel’s refusal to not comply and implement the agreement in the Palestinian territories and work hard to provide protection for civilians.
3-ICSPR calls on the Palestinian leadership to get out of the box of silence and alignment with its people by stopping security coordination with the occupier, withdrawing recognition of the occupying state, and enabling citizens of their rights to confront Israeli crimes.
4-ICSPR urges the international solidarity movement with the Palestinian people, and all Arab, regional and international organizations to move on all legal, political, diplomatic, human rights and popular levels, to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
5-ICSPR calls on the Office of the Public Prosecution at the International Criminal Court to include the crimes committed in the Gaza Strip in the course and file of the Israeli crimes being investigated, including moving forward and at a faster pace to start the preliminary investigations.
6-ICSPR calls for diplomatic and popular action to pressure governments around the world to carry out their moral and legal duties to stop targeting civilians, especially women and children, and targeting civilian facilities.