Israeli Military operations in Gaza must stop – civilians must be protected

The ICJ today called for an immediate end to the 12-day Israeli Military operations in Gaza that have claimed lives of more than 660 and wounded some 3.000 Palestinians.

Nine Israelis have also been killed during these operations. Many of the victims have been civilians.

“Palestinian civilians continue to pay the heaviest toll in operations that appear replete with violations of international humanitarian law”,” said the ICJ. “Many attacks have been indiscriminate or disproportionate, and Israel has failed in its legal obligation to take constant care to spare civilians and civilian objects from attack.

Palestine-Israeli military operations in Gaza must stop; civilians must be protected-Press releases-2009 (full text, PDF)

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