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OIC calls for probe into ‘war crime’ over mass graves in Gaza's Khan Yunis

23 Apr 2024 - 11:00

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for a probe into the Israeli war crimes in Gaza's Nasser hospital where hundreds of civilian bodies have been recovered from mass graves.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: In a statement released on Monday, the 57-member bloc condemned the execution and mass burial of hundreds of Gazans in the courtyard of Nasser Medical Complex as “war crime, crime against humanity and organized state terrorism."
It noted those executed were medical teams, patients and refugees taking shelter in Nasser Hospital.
The organization further said that “hundreds of displaced, wounded, sick people and medical teams have been subjected to torture and abuse before being executed and buried collectively”.
 The OIC has urged the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice to assume their responsibility in this regard. 
Civil service workers in Gaza have recovered the bodies of 283 Palestinians in several mass graves in Nasser Hospital yard, most of them women, children and the elderly. Some of those executed were blindfolded and handcuffed.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has strongly condemned what it said was a "mass grave of those executed in cold blood and buried with military bulldozers in the hospital's courtyard."
Hospitals in Gaza have not been spared in the Israeli war. 
The World Health Organization said on April 6 that the Palestinian territory's largest hospital, al-Shifa, had been reduced to ashes by an Israeli siege last month, leaving an "empty shell" containing many bodies.
WHO staff who gained access to the devastated facility described horrifying scenes of bodies only partly buried, their limbs sticking out, and the stench of decomposition.
Palestinians continue to endure a US-Israeli genocidal war in the besieged Gaza strip, the scene of death and destruction on a daily basis.
At least 34,097 Palestinians have been killed; most of them women and children, and another 76,980 individuals have sustained injuries. More than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced during the war as well.
The Civil Defense Service in the Gaza Strip recently said hundreds of Palestinians were reported missing in various districts of the war-ravaged coastal territory following withdrawal of Israeli military forces from those regions./Press tv

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