Israel must be accountable for Gaza crimes, OIC, Arap envoys say

Organization of Islamic Conference and Arab envoys jointly issued a statement in Geneva, saying "Israel must be held accountable for grave violations and crimes in Gaza".

Israel must be accountable for Gaza crimes, OIC, Arap envoys say
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Organization of Islamic Conference and Arab envoys jointly issued a statement in Geneva, saying "Israel must be held accountable for grave violations and crimes in Gaza".

"We strongly condemn the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people launched on 27 December 2008. Most of the victims are civilians, women and children."

"These attacks are a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law in particular the 4th Geneva Convention applicable in the Occupied Palestinian Territory especially with regard to collective punishment and targeting of civilians, as well as of international human rights standards. Israel must be held accountable for these violations and crimes," in a statement released on its website.

"We call upon Israel to immediately end its illegal blockade of the area that has resulted in the collective punishment of the people living therein. The massive use of force against the civilian population and the massacres must immediately end. Immediate access to medical and humanitarian aid as well as evacuation of the injured should be assured by the occupying power to the people of the Occupied Gaza Strip," said the statement.

"We call upon the international community to intervene to stop immediately these military operations, to help the ongoing efforts in bringing about a ceasefire and to end the occupation."
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