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Al-Haq Submits Communication to the UN Special Procedures on Israel's Attacks against Peaceful Protesters in the Gaza Strip
05، Apr 2018

@alwatanDuring Friday’s peaceful march, the Israeli Occupying Forces deliberately shot civilian protesters in the head, stomach, neck, and face, despite them posing no imminent threat to the lives of fully armed Israeli soldiers stationed behind the border fence. This demonstration of intentional and excessive use of force, including lethal force, against peaceful Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip is in breach of Israel’s obligations, as Occupying Power, under international human rights law and international humanitarian law applicable in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The conduct of the Israeli Occupying Forces on 30 March 2018 violates the right to life of the Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip and their right to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Primarily, Israel continues to deny Palestinians their inalienable right to self-determination, which includes the realisation of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and villages of origin. The “Great Return March” is expected to continue for the next six weeks, leading up to the 70th commemoration of the Nakba, marked on 15 May 2018.

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