Israel bans Amnesty, HRW from entering Gaza Strip

Palestinians walk in the rubble of destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood on August 17, 2014.

Palestinians walk in the rubble of destroyed houses in Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighborhood on August 17, 2014.


Israel has banned Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) representatives from entering the besieged Gaza Strip in order to launch their investigations into the Israeli onslaught on the coastal enclave.

Media reports said on Monday that both human rights organizations have been trying to obtain permission to enter Gaza since July 7.

The reports said that the grounds for the ban are that the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing is closed, and that neither group is registered with the Israeli Social Affairs Ministry as a humanitarian aid organization.

However, Erez was open throughout most of Israel’s deadly attacks on Gaza which started on July 8.

Amnesty is said to have held talks with Israeli authorities. Israel has said that only the UN agencies can be registered with the Foreign Ministry, and that the human rights group does not “meet the criterion set” by the Social Affairs Ministry for a humanitarian aid organization.

The group has asked several European foreign ministries to raise the issue with Israeli diplomats and the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The Amnesty and HRW had hoped to send researchers to the Gaza Strip during the offensive, accompanied by weapons and munitions experts with military backgrounds.

HRW investigators have been banned from entering Gaza via the Erez crossing since 2006, while Amnesty’s employees have been barred since June 2012.

At least 2,016 Palestinians, including 540 children, have lost their lives and as many as 10,193 others have suffered injuries since July 8.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and Israel had agreed on the extension of a 72-hour truce for five more days late on August 13. The five-day truce is due to expire Monday at midnight.



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* 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.

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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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