‘Israeli violence against Palestinians world challenge’
A H RAO MIRPUR (AJK)—Expressing serious concern over the stepped-up human rights violations in Palestine leader of Kashmiri delegation and the veteran rights activist Altaf Hussain Wani has said that the Israeli forces continue to disregard Palestinians’ right to life through a shoot-to-kill policy.
“Extra judicial killings by Israeli forces in Palestine have become symbolic of its disregard for international law and the culture of impunity surrounding these breaches”, Wani also Vice Chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front said while discussing rights situation in Palestine debated under agenda item 7 during 32nd session of United Nations human rights council in Geneva on Monday, says a message released to the media here Monday evening.
“Israel has escalated its human rights violations against Palestinians through collective punishment measures and excessive use of force”, he said adding that since March 2016, 182 Palestinians, including 44 children, were killed by Israeli forces and settlers since October 2015.
“While many of these cases appear to amount to unlawful and extra judicial killings, very few of them have been investigated”, he said.
Urging UNHCR to take effective notice of what he called the Israel’s naked aggression against Palestinian people he said, “Israel’s continued failure to carry out impartial and transparent investigations into the killings of Palestinians requires effective protection measures from the international community”.
Wani observed that International protection forces and independent committee to investigate these extra judicial killings were urgently needed to bring an end to this culture of impunity, he added.