Karim Khan, who completed his go to to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, emphasised in his assertion above all: the assaults towards harmless Israeli civilians on October 7 are amongst the most critical worldwide crimes that shock the conscience of humanity. Crimes that the International Criminal Court was created to research, he mentioned.
We should present that the regulation applies in all places, even on the entrance traces, and is in a position to defend everybody
– he mentioned.
Khan referred to as for the quick and unconditional launch of hostages taken by Hamas and all different terrorist organizations, stressing that there is no justification for holding hostages. Hostages can’t be used as human shields or handled as bargaining chips, he declared.
Khan pressured that regardless of Hamas and different armed teams working in the Gaza Strip persevering with to violate worldwide humanitarian regulation, Israel’s response to those assaults should adjust to authorized requirements governing armed conflicts. International humanitarian help should proceed to use, the Israeli military should know the relevant regulation, he underlined.
Not solely the letter of the regulation have to be adopted, but additionally the spirit have to be preserved
– acknowledged the Attorney General, after which added: the allegations concerning the crimes dedicated throughout the battle have to be subjected to an impartial investigation.
Finally, Khan expressed concern about the vital improve in the variety of assaults by Israeli settlers on Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. He emphasised that no Israeli armed with any extremist ideology ought to really feel that he can flip towards Palestinian civilians with impunity.
Mark Regev, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, additionally instructed overseas journalists on Sunday that Israel will guarantee the supply of humanitarian support to the Gaza Strip after the resumption of preventing and the collapse of the ceasefire. Regev rejected accusations that the Israeli navy was doing too little to guard civilians in the Gaza Strip amid the preventing.
We will do all the pieces we will to tell apart between our bitter enemies, the terrorists, and the civilian inhabitants, and to guard civilians.
“Only Hamas triggered the conflict in the Gaza Strip and the renewal of hostilities after the cease-fire. It makes use of residential areas, hospitals and mosques to cover its navy terror machine,” the Israeli spokesman emphasised.
“Israel won’t enable a scenario wherein Hamas terrorists are on the border,” he mentioned, referring to the potential creation of a buffer zone at the finish of the conflict.
The conflict will probably be long and has no time restrict
– emphasised Mark Regev about the battles launched towards Hamas after the October 7 terrorist assault.
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