Seeking justice for Gaza, with Mahmoud AbuRahma (Al Mezan)
jeudi 6 octobre 2106 à 19:00 — 21:00
La Fleur en Papier Doré
Rue des Alexiens 55, 1000 Bruxelles
Seeking Justice for Gaza, Two Years On An evening with Mahmoud AbuRahma from Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights
Two years have passed since Israel’s 2014 military offensive in the Gaza Strip that killed 2,251 Palestinians – the vast majority civilians – including 299 women and 551 children, and destroyed 18,000 homes and other civilian structures.
From the outset of the war, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights filed a series of complaints in 27 cases to Israeli authorities demanding independent investigations into suspected violations of international law committed by the Israeli military in Gaza, and criminal prosecutions of those responsible. These cases revolve around matters such as the killings and severe injury to civilians, including children, and extensive damage to civilian property, including hospitals, schools, the water infrastructure.
But, according to a new report prepared by Adalah and Al Mezan, two years on, there have been 0 indictments. And Israel has not examined even a single case in accordance with the international standards of investigation.
Mahmoud AbuRahma, International Relations Director at Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, will be with us at the Café Palestine to discuss this new report and the situation of human rights in the Gaza strip two years after Israeli 2014 attack. His presence can also be an opportunity to address other concerns linked to the human rights situation in Palestine as the situation of Palestinian prisoners.
We hope to see you next Thursday for our first Café of the year !