Israel Practice "Ethnic Cleansing" and "Genocide" in Gaza: Expert Featured


Expert Claims Israel's Actions Violate International Law

An international law expert has stated that Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip can be classified as "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide" according to international law.

Gilles Dever, an expert in international law and a lawyer accredited to the International Criminal Court, spoke to Al Jazeera and described Israel's actions as a "systematic attack against a defenseless people." He believes that the situation faced by over two million people in Gaza amounts to "genocide."

Forced Displacement and Unacceptable Attacks

Dever argues that the forced displacement of civilians in Gaza and the direct attacks on hospitals, civilian targets, and even military targets are practices that violate international law and the laws of war.

Seeking Justice through International Criminal Court

Dever suggests that while international law may not be as strong as needed during times of war, action can be taken through the International Criminal Court. He calls on countries that are part of the court to initiate a lawsuit against Israel. He emphasizes that the Public Prosecutor has the authority to investigate the situation.

Responsibilities of the Occupying State

Dever states that the actions of the Israeli occupation army cannot be considered self-defense. He believes that the occupying state has responsibilities to respect the needs of the population, preserve infrastructure, and avoid targeting it.

Documenting Crimes for Legal Action

Dever mentions the presence of specialized teams on the ground responsible for monitoring the situation and documenting evidence of crimes, such as bombings. He highlights that there is compelling data indicating Israel's involvement in the bombing of the Baptist Hospital in Gaza.

Source: Al Jazeera

Last modified on Monday, 23 October 2023 10:56