Publish dateSunday 23 June 2024 - 09:39
Story Code : 292316
The UN criticizes Israel
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Francesca Albanese, has expressed concern over the use of human shields by the Israeli regime, saying such practices risk spelling the end of multilateralism.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: Albanese made the remarks in a post on X on Saturday, after footage shared online showed an injured Palestinian man strapped to the hood of an Israeli armored vehicle in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, appearing to be used as a human shield.
Albanese said it is “flabbergasting” how an entity born 76 years ago “has managed to turn international law literally on its head.”
“This risks being the end of multilateralism, which for some influential member states no longer serves any relevant purpose,” she added.
Earlier in the day, videos showed an injured Palestinian man who was visibly injured and in pain tied up to the hood of an Israeli military Jeep as it moved through Jenin.
The shocking image raised concerns over the use of human shields, something that is repeated in several ways in the West Bank.
The use of Palestinians as human shields by Israeli regime forces in numerous cases has been well documented by multiple human rights organizations.
Israeli regime forces put Palestinian civilians in front of them or otherwise put civilians in the line of fire, and force them to open doors that could be booby-trapped or remove suspicious objects that might be bombs. They also force them to walk through suspected booby-trapped buildings.
The Zionist forces also often employ the "neighbor procedure" in which Palestinian civilians are forced to attempt to persuade individuals to leave or surrender themselves.
For decades, both Palestinian children as well as adults have been used by the Israeli forces during operations as human shields.
The use of civilians as human shields is one of many war crimes committed by the Israeli regime forces./Press tv
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