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Gaza’s legal fraternity demands justice
Gaza’s legal fraternity demands justice
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by Julie Webb-Pullman

A large contingent of Gazan judges and lawyers today marched through the city to Al Jundy Square of the Unknown Soldier, to demand justice for Palestinian detainee Arafat Jaradat, tortured to death by Israeli interrogators last week.

The Gazan legal fraternity is unanimous in its condemnation of the killing of Jaradat while in Israeli custody, as well as in its demands for international action.

“It is clearly a crime,” I was told, “and it must be independently investigated, and those responsible held accountable.”

Another pointed out that this is death number 202 of Palestinians in Israeli jails since 1967, and that the international community must act to end Israeli impunity, as it did to end similar deaths in South Africa under apartheid.

“The United Nations and the international community must act to end the atrocities being committed against Palestinians, they are international crimes,” they said.

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