PNC: The assassination of Palestinian citizens is a direct result of the failure to hold the Israeli occupation accountable for its crime



PNC said that the crime of assassinating the five Palestinian citizens today by the Israeli
occupation army, was a direct result of the failure to punish the war criminals in Israel –
the occupying country – and its leaders, including civilians, military, security, and settler
groups, in accordance with the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the two protocols
attached to them.
In a statement issued today, Sunday, PNC called to prosecute the war criminals in the
occupation government and punish them for their crimes, following the killing
(martyrdom) of five citizens in Jerusalem and Jenin today (Ahmed Zahran, Mahmoud
Humaidan, Zakaria Badwan, Osama Yasser Sobh, Yousef Sobh – 16 years old), as well as
the killing of the youngster Muhammad Khabisa in the town of Beita / Nablus the day
before yesterday.
PNC stressed that it is the duty of the high signatory states to the Geneva Conventions to
take measures to ensure the implementation of the provisions, and to hold the leaders of
the occupying state accountable for their grave breach of the provisions. These states
cannot absolve themselves of the responsibility for the mentioned acts, as they have pledged
to enforce respect for the 1977 Protocol I, in all circumstances, which is related to the
protection of victims of international armed conflicts.
PNC clarified that Israeli leaders bear criminal responsibility based on the text of Articles 146
and 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the text of Articles 3 and 52 of the 1907 Hague
Convention, and the text of Articles 27 and 28 of the 1998 International Criminal Court, which
entirely emphasize that the perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice. to the
International Criminal Court to impose a deterrent punishment against them.
PNC called on the UN Security Council to provide international protection for the
Palestinian people in accordance with the General Assembly resolution in its emergency
session No. A/Es-10/L.23 on 6th of June 2018, and the relevant Geneva Conventions. PNC
appealed to parliaments around the world to contribute to the efforts that would protect
the Palestinian people under occupation, deter the occupation leaders, and ensure that they
do not go unpunished for their crimes.

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