Gaza, ALRAY - Palestinian human rights activist accused Israeli occupation of executing three Palestinian children east Gaza Strip Tuesday evening with cold blood, considering it a war crime.
The head of the International Commission for the Support of the Rights of the Palestinian People "Hashd", Salah Abdel-Ati, said Israeli soldiers deployed along the security fence east Gaza Strip committed Tuesday evening a crime against three Palestinian children with a cold blood and hold their bodies, under the pretext of trying to infiltrate the border.
Abdel-Ati said that Israeli soldiers surrounded the area as soon as they observed three children close to the border fence, and despite the three children complied to the soldiers' orders they were shot dead.
He considered executing three children in their seventeens a clear evidence of Israeli disregard for the provisions of international humanitarian law, in particular the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention which affirms the Rule 14. Proportionality in Attack.
Abdel-Ati said that the retiring reactions of the international community and its institutions to this crime, gave Israeli occupation a green light to commit more crimes.
He called on the international community and its institutions to exert political, diplomatic and legal pressure on Israael to stop targeting Palestinian civilians, especially children.
He called on the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions, to work hard to provide protection to the Palestinians in the occupied territories, including the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem.
He stressed the necessity of activating the role of Palestinian diplomacy at all levels, including exposing Israeli crimes, and holding the Israeli occupation accountable.