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PA: Israel has "the longest criminal record, whose throne was established on the skulls of the innocent"

Official PA TV News

 

 

 

Official PA TV newsreader: “The Bakr family and human rights organizations condemned the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision that rejected their appeal about closing the investigation of the deaths as Martyrs of four of the family’s children during the 2014 attack on the Gaza Strip (i.e., Operation Protective Edge).”

 

D irector of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights Raji Al-Sourani: “Representatives of the three organizations Al-Haq, Al-Mezan, and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights will visit The Hague in May [2022] and will work to meet with the investigative committee and the International Criminal Court (ICC) General Prosecutor [Karim Khan].”

 

Official PA TV reporter: “The occupation with the longest criminal record, whose throne was established on the skulls of the innocent – how can its courts of blind justice be expected to obey the law and dignity of putting [criminals] on trial?”

 

 

 

 

Gaza War 2014 / Operation Protective Edge – In June 2014, Hamas escalated its hostilities and attacks against Israel - including the firing of numerous rockets at Israel. Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' ability to launch rockets and its terror infrastructure in general, which included its building of cross-border tunnels for the purpose of terror attacks and kidnappings. The war began on July 7, 2014, when the Israeli government ordered the Israeli army to launch an aerial operation against Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, and continued until Aug. 26, 2014, when an open-ended ceasefire was declared. During the war, 32 Hamas cross-border tunnels built for the purpose of terror attacks were destroyed, and two thirds of Hamas' rocket arsenal was used up or destroyed. Despite claims by Hamas and others of Israel using disproportionate force and of an extreme amount of civilian casualties, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, stated on Nov. 6, 2014, that Israel had gone to “extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and prevent civilian casualties in the Gaza conflict.”