RAMALLAH, Sunday, October 25, 2020 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates demanded today the formation of an international commission of inquiry to investigate the beating to death by Israeli occupation forces of Palestinian teenager Amer Snobar, 18, earlier today.
“This crime reflects the extent of brutality and fascism that controls the political, security and military mentality of the ruling establishment in the occupying state, which allows the killing of Palestinians and the takeover of their land and property, in blatant disregard of all international laws, treaties and agreements, including the basic principles of human rights,” said the ministry in a statement.
The Foreign Ministry called on the International Criminal Court to practice its legal and moral responsibilities towards the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against the Palestinian people, and “to expedite the opening of an official investigation into those crimes, leading to the prosecution of the Israeli war criminals and those behind them.”
“This crime confirms the urgent need to provide international protection for our Palestinian people from the terror of the occupying power, and that deliberate killings are an official approach followed by the occupying power,” the Foreign Ministry said.
“This crime will not be the last in the absence of international measures that hold the occupying state to account.”