UN Rapporteur: Israel's actions in Gaza indicate genocide

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GAZA — The United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Françoise Albanese, affirmed in a report published on Monday that "there are logical reasons" to say that Israel has committed numerous "acts of genocide," also pointing to "ethnic cleansing."اضافة اعلان

Albanese stated in her report, which she will present on Tuesday to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, that "the nature and overwhelming scale of the Israeli assault on Gaza, and the destructive living conditions it caused, reveal an intention to physically destroy Palestinians as a group,” Amad reported.

In the report titled "Anatomy of Genocide," the UN rapporteur concluded that "there are logical reasons to say that the threshold indicating acts of genocide committed against Palestinians in Gaza has been reached."
Albanese listed three types of genocide acts: "killing members of the group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, and deliberately imposing living conditions on the group that would lead to the complete or partial physical destruction."

Here, the report refers to three out of five genocide acts included in the Genocide Suppression Law and Protection from it.

She also emphasized in her report that "images of civilian casualties after their displacement to southern Gaza, accompanied by statements from some senior Israeli officials announcing their intention to forcibly displace Palestinians from Gaza and replace them with Israeli settlers, logically lead to the conclusion that evacuation orders and security zones were used as tools to carry out genocide and ethnic cleansing."

The report continued: "Approval and execution of genocide acts followed statements expressing an intent to commit genocide, issued by senior military and government officials."

Albanese accused Israel of dealing with "the entire group" and its infrastructure as "terrorist" or "supporting terrorism," thus turning everyone into targets or collateral damage.

She confirmed in her report that "genocide against Palestinians in Gaza is an additional stage in a long process carried out by settlers."

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