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Rights center says Israeli army bulldozer dragging human body in Gaza a war crime

 

HAIFA, Monday, 24 February 2020 (WAFA) - Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel today described the Israeli army bulldozer dragging a human body in Gaza as a war crime and demanded an immediate investigation into the incident.

Adalah sent an urgent letter yesterday to Israeli Chief Military Advocate General Sharon Afek, demanding he immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident that occurred yesterday morning near Khan Yunis in the south of the Gaza Strip in which an Israeli military armored bulldozer was filmed dragging a human body along the ground and repeatedly lifting it up in the air and dropping it down in the mud.

In the letter, Adalah Attorney Sawsan Zaher detailed a series of international laws – including the Rome Statute, the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, and The Hague Regulations – which classify the Israeli military actions depicted in the video as war crimes and blatant violations of international criminal law, and international human rights and humanitarian law.

M.K.

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