Israeli occupation deliberately killing Abu Hamid war crime: CIR

Council on International Relations (CIR) affirmed that the deliberate killing of the Palestinian detainee Nasser Abu Hamid by the Israeli occupation through medical negligence is a war crime and a violation of the Geneva Conventions.


The CIR in a statement Wednesday denounced the international silence towards this crime, in conjunction with their continuous weeping over the captive Israeli soldiers in Gaza.


“The occupation does not care about any international agreements or positions, flouting international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions which provides for the provision of medical care to detainees and their release in case of severe illness”, the Cir added.


The Gaza-based body called on the international community, human rights institutions and the International Committee of the Red Cross to condemn this crime and pressure on the occupying state to hand over the body of the martyr for burial, and to stop the policy of detaining the bodies of the martyrs.


The Council called, as well, on the permanent international fact-finding committee to open an urgent investigation into the circumstances of the Nasser death, announce its results, and hold the perpetrators accountable., including obligating the occupation authorities to assume their legal responsibilities towards Palestinian detainees.