Date:3 Oct. 2018
On the eve of the World Day of Older Persons The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed the elderly Ibrahim El – Arrouki in cold blood
ICSPR Strongly condemns the new Israeli crime of killing old-age Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Arrouqi (78years old), with a 500-caliber bullet in his back on Tuesday, 02 October 2018, East of the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. ICSPR considers the continuation of the occupation forces in the killing of Palestinian civilians as a renewed link of a frightening Israeli policy that denies the basic human rights, Considering that the insistence of Israeli soldiers on the killing of Palestinian civilians carries a clear denial and disregard for the human rights system and international humanitarian law, Therefore, ICSPR demands the following:
1. ICSPR affirms that the Israeli occupation forces deliberately kill civilians, especially the elderly; This constitutes a war crime in accordance with the Rome Statute establishing the permanent international criminal court.
2. ICSPR calls upon the the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of the elderly, To declare a clear position condemning Israeli policies and crimes , which they deny all aspects of protection and rights granted to older persons in accordance with the international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
3. ICSPR calls upon the Palestinian leadership and diplomacy to activate its role by referring all cases of physical violations and Israeli war crimes under Article 14 of the Rome Charter, which would ensure that Israeli criminals are not exempt from punishment.