ICJ intervention on serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law during the Israeli military operations in Gaza

The ICJ condemned Israel’s military attacks in Gaza that have been indiscriminate or disproportionate.

The ICJ called for an immediate end to the Israeli military operations that came in response to indiscriminate Hamas’s rocket attacks on civilian targets in southern Israel. It also called on Hamas to unconditionally stop these attacks that violate the principle of distinction.

While supporting an immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire, the ICJ urged the Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry to conduct a fact-finding investigation on violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law by all parties.

Israel-ICJ Intervention on Serious Violations of Human Rights & Humanitarian Law-non-legal submission-2009 (full text, PDF)

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