The International Committee of the Red Cross has insisted that, as the occupying power in the West Bank, Israel is bound by international humanitarian law.
David Quesne, the head of the ICRC mission in Jerusalem, explained:
“It has a duty to ensure the protection, security, and welfare of the people living under occupation and to guarantee that they can live as normal a life as possible, in accordance with their own laws, culture and traditions.”
— JewishVoiceForPeace (@jvplive) September 14, 2018
The ICRC official also expressed concern that Israel is to demolish the Palestinian West Bank village of Khan Al-Ahmar and called for the state to respect the law.
@RedCross These actions happening daily by Israel should be seen as Unacceptable by all parties concerned, and needs action to be taken. @UN @UNHumanRights @IntlCrimCourt @amnesty https://t.co/PxLMS7TbIt
— John B Sheffield (@jaybs) September 14, 2018
“The International Committee of the Red Cross is deeply concerned by Israel’s decision to demolish private houses and other structures in Khan Al-Ahmar village in Area C of the West Bank. The planned demolitions will dramatically affect the lives and dignity of this community.”
The International Committee of the @RedCross expressed concerns by #Israel‘s decision to demolish private houses and other structures in Khan al-Ahmar village.#EgyptToday #Palestine #RedCross https://t.co/yO6fWWkb8X
— Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) September 14, 2018
In his statement, Quesne pointed out that,
“As long as zoning and planning policies in the West Bank fail to serve the population living under occupation, they cannot be used as justification for the destruction of property.”
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