OIC says Israeli attacks were war crimes

OIC secretary-General said Israel should face an international court after tank shells killed 42 Palestinians at a U.N. school.

OIC says Israeli attacks were war crimes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu strongly condemned Israeli attacks on civilians, saying these were war crimes.

He also said Israel should face an international court after tank shells killed 42 Palestinians at a U.N. school.

Quoted Ihsanoglu, official website of the organisation said that he condemned the heinous crimes committed yesterday when Israel targeted hundreds of unarmed civilians, including women and children, who took refuge in UNRWA schools in Gaza, killing over forty Palestinians.

The Secretary General considered these Israeli attacks on civilians as war crimes whose perpetrators should be accountable in front of international justice. He called the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to move promptly and take proper action in order to put an end to Israeli crimes.

The 57-nation OIC, based in Jeddah, represents over one billion Muslims. The body, whose charter dates back to the early 1970s when Islamic nations were divided along the lines of the Cold War, has little political power.

Israel hit a school run by a United Nations refugee aid agency where hundreds of people were taking refuge on Tuesday. Medics said 42 people were killed. Most of them are children and women.

Israel launched offensive in Gaza on Dec. 27 and killed more than 650. On the other hand United Nations has warned of serious humanitarian crisis in Gaza Strip where the government buildings, scholls, hospitals and systems were destroyed by Israeli attack.
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