Euro-Med urges UN, ICC to investigate IOF field executions in Gaza

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GENEVA —  Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has submitted a primary report to UN special rapporteurs and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), documenting numerous cases of field executions by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate investigation into these alleged crimes, seeking accountability for the perpetrators and justice for the victims.اضافة اعلان

The initial file was presented to key figures including the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial or arbitrary executions Maurice Tidball Benz, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 Francesca Albanese, head of the Investigative Committee on the Occupied Palestinian Territory Navanethem Pillay, and ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan.

Euro-Med Monitor is urging these entities to take a strong stance against the reported widespread field executions and physical liquidations carried out by the IOF targeting Palestinian civilians, particularly in the Gaza Strip. The organization also emphasizes the immediate international action to secure a ceasefire in Gaza, and halt unjustifiable killings, calling for the establishment of an international legal team, access to Gaza for investigation, and a thorough inquiry into reported IOF atrocities against Palestinian civilians.

Since the IOF ground attack on October 27, Euro-Med Monitor estimates that over 28,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, with women and children comprising 70 percent of the recorded victims. This staggering number constitutes the highest rate of civilian casualties globally in the 21st century.

The documented field execution crimes and liquidations by the IOF include instances such as the execution of six civilians from a single family in Gaza City, the shooting and death of an elderly couple forcibly evacuated from their home, and the killing of a mentally ill man during a siege.

Euro-Med Monitor stresses that these reported executions violate international standards and the right to life as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Furthermore, the organization continues to document and compile comprehensive files on arbitrary, extrajudicial, and unnecessary killings by Israeli forces in the region.

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