Palestinian envoy to U.N. admits that each rocket fired from Gaza is a war crime (video)By Mason White 3:40 PM July 14, 2014
|Ibrahim Khreisheh admits Gaza war crimes|
By: Aryeh Savir and Yaniv Hassidoff
(Scroll down for video) The Palestinian envoy to the U.N. Human Rights Council admitted that each rocket fired from Gaza at Israel is a war crime, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
Ibrahim Khreisheh admitted in an interview translated by MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute), that the Palestinian Authority and Hamas do not abide by international law and commit war crimes.
Responding to a question presented to him on Palestinian Authority last week about the Palestinians’ demand to appeal to the International Criminal Court at The Hague against Israel, Khreisheh responded: “The missiles that are now being launched against Israel, each and every missile constitutes a crime against humanity, whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets. Therefore, targeting civilians, be it one civilian or a thousand, is considered a crime against humanity.”
Relating to Israel’s way of operating in Gaza during Protective Edge he stated: “Please note that many of our people in Gaza appeared on TV and said that the Israeli army warned them to evacuate their homes before bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, the law considers it a mistake rather than intentional killing, because the Israelis followed the legal procedures.”
Khreisheh further stated that Hamas, firing from Palestinian Authority controlled areas, does not warn civilians before firing on them and by doing so is committing war crimes: “As for the missiles launched from our side, we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to fall, or about the operation we carry out.”
The envoy concluded by saying that the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts: “Therefore, people should know more before they talk emotionally about appealing to the ICC.”