Wed 27 Mar 2024 3:51 pm - Jerusalem Time

Euro-Med documents the execution of 13Palestinian children by “Israel” in Al-Shifa Hospital

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said that it documented the execution of 13 Palestinian children by the Israeli army in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex and its surroundings in Gaza City, in flagrant violation of the rules of international humanitarian law.

The Observatory added that these actions constitute “war crimes and crimes against humanity in and of themselves, and come in the context of the murders committed by Israel in implementation of the crime of genocide against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.”

According to the Observatory, the occupation army committed and continues to commit horrific crimes systematically during its military operations for more than a week inside and around Al-Shifa Hospital, including premeditated killings and extrajudicial executions against Palestinian civilians.

The Observatory reported that its field team received identical testimonies and testimonies regarding executions and murders against Palestinian children between the ages of 4 and 16 years, some of them while they were besieged by the Israeli army with their families inside their homes, and others during their attempt to flee along paths that the Israeli army had specified for them in advance, after the they were forced to move from their homes and places of residence.

“Islam Ali Saloha,” a resident of the vicinity of Al-Shifa Hospital, said that Israeli forces killed his son, the child “Ali” (9 years old), and the child “Saeed Muhammad Sheikha” (6 years old) in front of their families and the residents of the area after deliberately targeting them with live bullets.

At dawn on March 18, the Israeli army began a comprehensive military operation in which it transformed the Al-Shifa Medical Complex into a military barracks, and the surrounding area and the streets leading to it into a military zone and a war zone.

The Euro-Mediterranean Monitor urged the United Nations Special Rapporteur on arbitrary or extrajudicial executions to take urgent action to investigate and document the killings committed by Israeli forces in the Al-Shifa Complex and its environs.

The Observatory reminded of the need to ensure the protection of Palestinian children who are at greater risk and who no longer enjoy any type of protection assigned to them under international law.


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Euro-Med documents the execution of 13Palestinian children by “Israel” in Al-Shifa Hospital