Ashrawi: “Israel Is Committing Extrajudicial Executions

Sunday March 11, 2012 17:10 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Offensive Continues – Child, Elderly Man Killed, 18 Since Friday

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated Saturday that Israel is committing crimes and extrajudicial assassinations against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is seeking further provocation in order to destabilize the region, and to provoke the Palestinians into further retaliation.

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Dr. Ashrawi said that the Israeli offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza, and the dozens of casualties, including children, violate International Law, and all international legitimacy resolutions.

She added that “what is happening in Gaza is another Israeli attempt to meddle into internal Palestinian affairs in order to stop the Palestinian reconciliation”, and that “Netanyahu is seeking to boost his popularity in the upcoming Israeli elections”.

“He is avoiding the implementation of his legal and political responsibilities on the expense of Palestinian blood”, Dr. Ashrawi said, “Israel’s failure in dragging Iran into a military confrontation pushed it to create this cycle of violence against the Palestinians”.

Dr. Ashrawi also voiced an appeal to the international community, the United Nations, and the Quartet Committee, to intervene and stop the Israeli military escalation, and to provide the Palestinian people with the needed protection.

The Palestinian official further called for lifting the illegal Israeli siege on Gaza, and for ending the Israeli occupation.

On the ground, Israel continued it offensive against the Gaza Strip killing 18 Palestinians and wounding dozens of residents. The casualties include children, women and elderly.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu and his Army Chief of Staff said that the strikes against Gaza are expected to escalate as Palestinian resistance groups continue to retaliate to the ongoing assault, the Arabs48 news website reported.

Egypt is currently trying to mediate between Israel and the ruling Hamas movement in Gaza in an attempt to restore calm.

Hamas political leader, Mahmoud Az-Zahhar, headed to Cairo via the Rafah Border Terminal in order to hold talks with Egypt regarding the current situation and the efforts to restore calm.

Earlier on Sunday, a child identified as Ayyoub Asaliyya, 13, was killed and a several other residents were injured when the army bombarded Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

In a press release issued Sunday, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, based in Gaza, reported that two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on Saturday morning, and that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire and shells since Friday evening, March 09, 2012 until Saturday morning, arrived to 18 while at least 53 Palestinians were wounded.

Meanwhile, the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, and several other resistance factions, said that there can be no mention of a truce while Israel continues its attacks and continues to kill the residents in Gaza.

Its statement came after a senior resident, identified as Adel Saleh Al-Issy, 61, was killed on Sunday at noon after the Israeli army bombarded an agricultural area near An-Nafaq Street, in Gaza city; another civilian was injured when the army bombarded a nearby farmland.

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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