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Trump’s Middle East Plan Violates Rights and Legitimizes War Crimes

Ref: 03/2020   While the Oslo Accords sacrificed human rights and the international law for more than a quarter of a century, the U.S president Donald Trump's Middle East plan constitutes a full destruction of international law, and legitimizes more than 50 years of Israeli violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since 1967, that amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Rather than referring to the principles of international law and the United Nations (UN) resolutions, including UN Security Council resolutions endorsed by the U.S., the current U. S Administration flouts these principles and promotes...

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In New Crime of Israeli War Crimes, Pregnant Woman Along with her Child killed and her Husband Wounded in Wave of Military Escalation in the Gaza Strip

  Ref:82/2018 Today at dawn, 09 August 2018, Israeli forces killed an 8-month pregnant woman along with her 1.5-year-old child and wounded her husband after targeting their house by a missile in al-Salqa Valley village in the center of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces escalated their attack against the Gaza Strip since yesterday evening until today's morning hours. Dozens of missiles were launched by the Israeli warplanes at many agricultural lands and sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups, causing severe damage to them, other nearby facilities and houses. Moreover, 2 civilians were wounded and dozens of the Gaza Strip residents sustained...

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Tzipi Livni refuses police interview in relation to war crimes investigation; British Government provide last-minute immunity

Scotland Yard’s War Crimes Unit transmitted a letter to the Israeli Embassy in London last week inviting Ms. Tzipi Livni to a police interview under caution in relation to her role in Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip (Operation ‘Cast Lead’). At the time of the offensive Ms. Livni was Minister for Foreign Affairs and a member of the Security Cabinet. Ms. Livni is suspected of having committed war crimes during Operation Cast Lead. In 2009, a British judge issued a warrant for her arrest with regard to those suspected war crimes. Ms. Livni is currently visiting the United Kingdom in...

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Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Deliver Submission to the International Criminal Court on Alleged Israeli, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity during 2014 Gaza offensive

Today, in a historic moment in Palestinian pursuit of accountability, four Palestinian human rights organisations delivered a confidential communication to Madam Prosecutor Bensouda of the International Criminal Court on behalf of themselves and Palestinian victims of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”. The communication, which was submitted by Al-Haq, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Aldameer and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute, contains information on crimes jointly documented during Israel’s 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip. “We have become used to Israel killing and injuring Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The 2014 offensive is the...

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Palestinian Human Rights Organizations & Victims’ Communication to the International Criminal Court Pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute Requesting Investigation and Prosecution of High-level Israeli Officials for Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes, Committed in Gaza, Palestine in the course of “Operation Protective Edge”

https://pchrgaza.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SubmissionICC-ProtectiveEdge.pdf      ...

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Seek out and prosecute visiting war crimes suspect Shaul Mofaz

Ref: 33/2015     PCHR today called on the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, and the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC, to urgently liaise to ensure that immediate decisions are made regarding the arrest and (if the evidence permits) prosecution before the a Court in England and Wales of Shaul Mofaz with a war crimes offence contrary to the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 (GCA). It is essential the decisions are made today, 22 June 2015, before Mr Mofaz is able to leave the UK.   PCHR calls on the public and members of civil society to immediately contact the Attorney General’s office via email -  correspondence@attorneygeneral.gsi.gov.uk - to ensure that he understands...

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Israeli MAG Again Orders Closing Three Claims Relating to War Crimes

Ref: 31/2015   The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the decision taken the Israeli Military Advocate General (MAG) to close three claims relating to the 50-day "Operation Protective Edge" launched on the Gaza Strip without any prosecutions.   On 14 June 2015, PCHR received three negative replies from the Israeli MAG. These replies were published on the official website of the Israeli army. They stated that MAG ordered closing three claims under the pretext that no criminal suspicion was proved regarding decisions taken to launch attacks, the stages of the attacks were in conformity with the provisions of the Israeli and international Laws, in addition, the decisions to launch the...

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On the 27th Day of the Israeli Offensive:Rafah Under Israeli Fire; War Crimes Committed against Palestinian Civilians; Complete Families Annihilated;

Ref: 115/2014 Time: 07:00 GMT     Israeli Forces Redeploy in Invaded Areas in the Gaza Strip; Complete Neighborhoods Destroyed; More Bodies of Victims Recovered from Debris of Homes; Electricity off for 6th Consecutive Day in Gaza City; Warnings of Diseases Due to Lack of Electricity and Water Supplies and Spread of Garbage in Streets   Since the Beginning of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: 1,817 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 1,545 Are Civilians, Including 430 Children and 231 Women, and 7,553 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 2,009 Children and 1,349 Women; 775 Houses Targeted and Destroyed and Thousands of Others Extensively Damaged; Thousands of Palestinians Forcibly Displaced   Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral...

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Heinous Crimes against Humanity, On the 26th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Massacre in Rafah, Most Violent Since the Beginning of the Offensive; Rafah Isolated and Unprecedented War Crimes Committed;

Ref: 112/2014 Time: 07:00 GMT   123 Palestinian Civilians, Including 33 Children, 4 Women and 3 Health Workers, Killed and 250 Others Wounded; Bodies of Victims Put in Vegetable Refrigerators Due to Evacuation of Hospitals; More Bodies of Victims Recovered from Debris of Homes; Electricity off for 5th Consecutive Day in Gaza City; Warnings of Diseases Due to Lack of Electricity and Water Supplies and Spread of Garbage in Streets   Since the Beginning of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: 1,689 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 1,438 Are Civilians, Including 401 Children and 212 Women, and 7,275 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 1,917 Children and 1,300 Women; 745 Houses Targeted and Destroyed and Thousands...

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