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OIC calls for war crimes probe into Israeli actions

Published : Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 at 1:29 AM  Count : 261

This Gaza woman lost her 15-year-old grandson, Mahmud Tolba, in an Israeli air strike

This Gaza woman lost her 15-year-old grandson, Mahmud Tolba, in an Israeli air strike

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday demanded a probe into allegations of war crimes committed by Israel.

Condemning Israel’s “belligerence”, the OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) called for an international investigation, including by the International Criminal Court, “of the war crimes committed by the Israeli government to bring an end to the impunity”.

Qatar condemns Israel’s targeting of Red Crescent office in Gaza

The State of Qatar condemned on Monday the “Israeli Occupation’s bombing of the Red Crescent Society Building” in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to a statement released on Monday, “parallel to the attack on the Red Crescent, another operation caused damages and destruction of parts of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Hospital for Rehabilitation and Prostheses, as a result of the continuous attacks on buildings surrounding the hospital.”

The state said “the targeting of humanitarian and media institutions is a clear violation of international law, humanitarian norms and values,” while it called on the international community to “condemn this sinful act and to exert further efforts to put an end to Israeli’s continuous crimes in the occupied territories, and to protect civilians, journalists, medical practitioners and humanitarian workers”.


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