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ICSPR calls on the international community to intervene to save the lives of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against their administrative detention in the Israeli occupation prisons.

The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR)

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No: 120 /2021

Date: 2 Oct 2021

 

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ICSPR calls on the international community to intervene to save the lives of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against their administrative detention in the Israeli occupation prisons.

The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR) follows up with great concern and condemnation the deteriorating health conditions of the seven Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against their administrative detention, “which is an arbitrary detention without charge or trial”. In addition to the policy of neglect and denial of their most basic legal and human rights, in contravention of the lowest principles of international humanitarian law, foremost among which are the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

According to the available data, the prisoner “Kayed El-phesphos” has been on hunger strike for 80 days, “Miqdad al-Qawasma” for 73 days, “Alaa al-Araj” for 55 days, the prisoner, “Hisham Abu Hawash” for 47 days, “Rayeq Bisharat” for 42 days, “Shadi Abu Akar” for 39 days, and the latest of whom is “Hassan Shawka” for 13 days.

In light of this, they are suffering from fatigue and headaches, as well as from a severe shortage of fluid in the body, which may expose the functions of their vital organs to severe failure and dangerous repercussions, which may lead to undesirable results in light of the continued abuse and deliberate medical neglect by the occupation authorities. ICSPR holds the occupation authorities fully responsible for the lives of prisoners in general, especially the prisoners on hunger strike, and calls for a response to their demands that prompted them to go on strike.

ICSPR stresses that the Israeli occupation authorities deliberately implement coercive policies against Palestinian prisoners and detainees with the aim of undermining their dignity, by continuing the crimes of torture, administrative detention and medical negligence. Therefore:

1. ICSPR calls on the international community to intervene to compel the occupation state to stop administrative detention and violations against prisoners and to ensure that the Israeli occupation authorities are bound by international human rights standards, especially the conventions and charters on the rights of prisoners and those deprived of their liberty, the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners of 1955 and the set of principles Relating to the Protection of All Persons Subjected to Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment of 1988. 2. ICSPR calls on the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions and the International Committee of the Red Cross, to intervene urgently to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian conditions of prisoners and detainees on hunger strike and to provide protection for prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons.

3. ICSPR calls on the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open an immediate investigation into the grave Israeli violations that Palestinian prisoners and detainees are subjected to in the occupation prisons, including crimes of torture, medical negligence and administrative detention.

4. ICSPR calls on the leadership to activate official and popular Palestinian diplomacy, and assign Palestinian embassies and missions to international organizations, to raise awareness on the justice of the issue of Palestinian prisoners and detainees, with the aim of mobilizing global support and exerting pressure on the occupation authority to release them.

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ICSPR : killing of children and women and bombing of houses over the heads of their inhabitants; A well-established military doctrine of the Israeli occupation that reflects its intention to commit war crimes.

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Number: 90/2021

Date: 07 August 2022

 

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ICSPR : killing of children and women and bombing of houses over the heads of their inhabitants; A well-established military doctrine of the Israeli occupation that reflects its intention to commit war crimes.

The Israeli military forces continue their aggression and military operations in the Gaza Strip for the third day in a row, in which they deliberately and systematically target civilians and their civilian properties, especially residential homes located in densely populated neighborhoods, with the aim of killing children and women, displacing families and causing massive material damage in the surroundings. housing for these establishments.

Until 08:30 this morning, Sunday, 07 August 2022, the Israeli military attacks, according to Palestinian Ministry of Health statistics, caused the death of (29) civilians, including (06) children and (04) women; And 253 civilians were wounded, in addition to a large-scale destruction of a number of civilian facilities and houses that were targeted above the heads of their residents.

The escalation of the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip came amid the aggravation of the humanitarian crisis as a result of the strict siege imposed on the Gaza Strip by closing all border crossings, preventing the entry of fuel to the power station and the rest of humanitarian and medical supplies, in light of the fear of an imminent halt to the work of the health sector; Which portends a repetition of the same inhumane scenes that were punctuated by the previous Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip.

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupier by all available means, as a right recognized in international law; Emphasizing that the Israeli military doctrine has diverted civilians and their property to legitimate goals, and renewed holding the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for the consequences of their ongoing aggression against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, in addition to the aggravation and deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip; Therefore:

 

1-ICSPR deplores the continuation of double standards and the conspiracy of international and regional silence on the heinous crimes committed by the military occupation authorities.

 

2-ICSPR calls on the contracting states to the Fourth Geneva Convention to declare a clear and explicit stance towards Israel’s refusal to not comply and implement the agreement in the Palestinian territories and work hard to provide protection for civilians.

 

3-ICSPR calls on the Palestinian leadership to get out of the box of silence and alignment with its people by stopping security coordination with the occupier, withdrawing recognition of the occupying state, and enabling citizens of their rights to confront Israeli crimes.

 

4-ICSPR urges the international solidarity movement with the Palestinian people, and all Arab, regional and international organizations to move on all legal, political, diplomatic, human rights and popular levels, to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

 

 5-ICSPR calls on the Office of the Public Prosecution at the International Criminal Court to include the crimes committed in the Gaza Strip in the course and file of the Israeli crimes being investigated, including moving forward and at a faster pace to start the preliminary investigations.

 

6-ICSPR calls for diplomatic and popular action to pressure governments around the world to carry out their moral and legal duties to stop targeting civilians, especially women and children, and targeting civilian facilities.

 

 

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Following the announcement of the suspension of the only power plant in the Gaza Strip

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Following the announcement of the suspension of the only power plant in the Gaza Strip

ICSPR : The Israeli aggression and siege exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) follows with great disapproval and concern the continuation of the aggression launched by the Israeli military occupation forces since the afternoon hours of yesterday, Friday, August 05, 2022; Until this statement is issued; According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health, he left (11) citizens dead; Among them, a girl and a woman; Extensive damage was caused to a number of civil facilities, citizens’ homes, and agricultural lands.

The Israeli aggression was preceded by nearly four days, an Israeli closure of all crossings, including the Karem Abu Salem crossing, which is the only crossing through which goods and commodities flow to the residents of the Gaza Strip, As a result, the process of pumping industrial diesel to the power plant, whose imminent cessation of work was announced, stopped completely at 12:00 noon today, Saturday, August 06, 2022; This will lead to the adoption of the electricity distribution schedule that is available by 04 hours, compared to 12 hours separated from the homes of citizens.

The fact that the only power plant in the Gaza Strip has stopped working means an exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis, depriving citizens of electricity-related services, and in particular weakening their ability to access potable water; It also affects the work of all vital sectors, including hospitals and sanitation.

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) renews holding the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for the consequences of its ongoing aggression against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and warns against the consequences of the aggravation and deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip; Emphasizing that the Israeli siege measures are a form of collective punishment criminalized under international law; It considers that preventing the entry of fuel intended for the operation of the power plant is a clear violation of the rules of international humanitarian law that prohibits the occupying power from punishing civilians. It reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupier by all available means, as a right recognized in international law. Therefore:

1-ICSPR calls on the international community to put pressure on the Israeli occupation to stop its continuous aggression; Ending the blockade of the Gaza Strip by allowing goods and merchandise to flow in a stable manner and allowing the arrival of fuel designated for the power plant to ensure its restart, especially under the current exceptional circumstances.

2-ICSPR calls on the High Contracting Parties to the four Geneva Conventions, for the Secretary’s compliance with their moral and legal duties, to take urgent action to provide international protection for Palestinian civilians.

3-ICSPR urges the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to include the crimes committed in the Gaza Strip in the course and file of the Israeli crimes being investigated, including moving forward and at a faster pace to start the preliminary investigations.

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ICSPR : The international community and the free world have a duty to act immediately to curb and deter the Israeli military occupation forces.

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Date: 6 Aug 2022

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ICSPR : The international community and the free world have a duty to act immediately to curb and deter the Israeli military occupation forces.

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) denounces and condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the Israeli military occupation forces, at 16:15 p.m., today, Friday, August 05, 2022, on a number of air and artillery raids that targeted a number of city facilities in Gaza strip; As a result, according to the statistics of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, until 11:00 pm, (11) civilians were killed, including a girl (05 years), and 87 civilians were wounded. As well as causing extensive damage to more than one city facility.

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) believes that the Israeli escalation in the Gaza Strip is a violation of international law, and the consequences of the Israeli occupation authorities bear the consequences, And it warns that the current war attacks are a prelude to a broader aggression that Palestinian civilians will pay the price for, considering that the appropriate response to the current Israeli escalation in the Gaza Strip is to work on building a Palestinian strategy based on the internationalization of the conflict and the restoration of national unity, And considers that the Israeli occupation forces’ continued perpetration of their crimes against the citizens of the Gaza Strip and their civilian property, would not have been possible without the continuation of the policy of international silence and double standards, and the continuation of the leaders of the occupying power enjoying immunity in the face of international accountability and justice, And stressing that the Israeli occupation forces’ continued targeting of Palestinian civilians in general, and the residents of the Gaza Strip in particular, is a described and full-fledged war crime in accordance with the standards of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute establishing the Permanent International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Therefore:

1-ICSPR calls on the international community to promptly and urgently intervene to compel the Israeli occupation to stop its ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip, and work to prevent an increase in the scope of Israeli violence and aggression.

2-ICSPR urges the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention to carry out their moral and legal duties by taking urgent action to stop the Israeli aggression, and to provide international protection for the civilian population, especially children and women.

3-ICSPR calls on the Palestinian leadership and the national community to unite to thwart the goals of the aggression and work to adopt a strategy based on internationalizing the conflict and maximizing the popular, diplomatic, legal and media engagement with the occupation, adopting the boycott and divestment movement from Israel, and calling on the countries of the world to impose sanctions on Israel and hold the leaders accountable The Israeli occupation as war criminals using international jurisdiction and the International Criminal Court.

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