In what will only strengthen the case for the Boycot Divest Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, a United Nations investigation has found “serious violations of international humanitarian law” consistent with “war crimes” by both Israeli militants in the Gaza Strip during their bloody battle last summer. A report on the incident was released on Monday in Geneva.
Written by a two member independent commission of inquiry and submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, found that “impunity prevails across the board” for Israeli forces in Gaza, and called on Israel to “break with its recent lamentable track record in holding wrongdoers accountable.”
“Comprehensive and effective accountability mechanisms for violations allegedly committed by Israel or Palestinian actors will be a key deciding factor of whether Palestinians or Israelis are to be spared yet another round of hostilities and spikes in violations of international law,” the report stated.
The report is expected to provide a road map for the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court, who are conducting an ongoing investigation into Israel's massacre of civilians and genocide against the Palestinian people.