Café Palestine : Seeking justice for Gaza, with Mahmoud AbuRahma

06.10 2016 /
19h La Fleur en Papier Doré. Rue des Alexiens 55, 1000 Bruxelles

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 !

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