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Premier Shtayyeh pledges to file charges against Israeli leaders with ICC

RAMALLAH, Friday, May 21, 2021 (WAFA) – Premier Mohammad Shtayyeh today pledged to file charges against Israeli leaders responsible for the Gaza onslaught with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

This came as Shtayyeh praised international efforts, including the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement, that stopped the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

He said that as part of the onslaught that lasted for 11 days, Israel committed horrible crimes, including killings, intimidation and genocide, and that the Israeli bombardment completely destroyed over 20 families.

The Health Ministry said that at least 232 Palestinians were killed, including 65 children and 39 women, and 1,710 others were wounded, including 57 severe injuries, in the Israeli bombardment on the strip that started on the night of May 10.

It pointed that 19 health facilities were targeted and damaged as a result of the relentless Israeli bombardment, including seven hospitals, 11 primary care clinics in addition to the central Covid-19 testing laboratory.

The heavy bombing resulted in electricity outages affecting health care functioning, and caused damage to WASH infrastructure, including wastewater networks and the North Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant. As a result of the Israeli bombardment, 230 buildings, comprising 991 housing and commercial units, have been destroyed and 678 housing units have been severely damaged and rendered uninhabitable. An additional 12,886 housing units have suffered minor damages.

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