Photo Credit: IDF
An IDF evacuation leaflet dropped on Gaza, warning residents of an impending attack on terrorists who were firing rockets at Israel.

by Aryeh Savir and Yaniv Hassidoff

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Ibrahim Khreisheh, admitted in an interview translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) that the Palestinian Authority unity government (PUG) — which includes Hamas — does not abide by international law and commits war crimes.

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Kreisheh made the statement while responding to a question presented to him on PA TV last week about the PUG demand to appear to the International Criminal Court at The Hague (ICC) against Israel.

“The missiles that are now being launched against Israel, each and every missiles constitutes a crime against humanity, whether it hits or missed, because it is directed at civilian targets… Therefore, targeting civilians, be it one civilian or a thousand, is considered a crime against humanity,” he said.

With regard to the current IDF effort to protect Gaza civilians in Operation Protective Edge, the PLO envoy acknowledged Israel is doing its best to avoid harming innocents.

“Please note that many of our people in Gaza appeared on TV and said that the Israeli army warned them to evacuate their homes before bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, the law considers it a mistake rather than intentional killing, because (the Israelis) followed the legal procedures.”

Khreisheh further stated that while firing from PLO-controlled areas, Hamas does not warn civilians before firing on them. By doing so, he said, the terrorist organization is committing a war crime.

“As for the missiles launched from our side, we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to land, or about the operations we carry out.”

He concluded by saying that the Palestinian Authority unity government has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in the international court.

“Therefore people should know more before they talk emotionally about appealing to the ICC,” he commented.

Gaza terrorists fired more than 800 rockets and missiles at Israeli civilians by the sixth day of Operation Protective Shield on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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46 COMMENTS

  1. former PLO Yasser Aarafat deposited in France’s banks in secret millions of dollars instead helping his own people,while hiding in special bunkers using also THE HUMAN SHIELD each time he got in trouble…..Israel saved his butt in Beirut…giving him another chance…..something is wrong here…look back at THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE trying to forcefully MUSLIMIZE most of Europe…guess what…they got what they deserve…Let’s watch the WORLD CUP FINAL and shake hands at least once in 4 years….WE ALL NEED PEACE NOT HATRED

  2. The Palestinian Authority, Hamas and all their Allies have no intention to have Peace with Israel. Read all the hate written here, like Arif Aziz Maldayal, shoes where their minds are at. Save female children for enjoyment, huh? Kind of like you treat your own girls. Just ask the female Reporter from CNN who was Raped in Egypt during the Arab Spring protests when they thought she was Jewish. I can only hope the World is awakened to their true nature. Israel is a Light Unto The Nations, with many accomplishments and help given to Others.

  3. The Palestinian Authority, Hamas and all their Allies have no intention to have Peace with Israel. Read all the hate written here, like Arif Aziz Maldayal, shoes where their minds are at. Save female children for enjoyment, huh? Kind of like you treat your own girls. Just ask the female Reporter from CNN who was Raped in Egypt during the Arab Spring protests when they thought she was Jewish. I can only hope the World is awakened to their true nature. Israel is a Light Unto The Nations, with many accomplishments and help given to Others.

  4. The Palestinian Authority, Hamas and all their Allies have no intention to have Peace with Israel. Read all the hate written here, like Arif Aziz Maldayal, shoes where their minds are at. Save female children for enjoyment, huh? Kind of like you treat your own girls. Just ask the female Reporter from CNN who was Raped in Egypt during the Arab Spring protests when they thought she was Jewish. I can only hope the World is awakened to their true nature. Israel is a Light Unto The Nations, with many accomplishments and help given to Others.

  5. Why is it Israel’s responsibility to provide shelters for their enemies? Shouldn’t the PLO have spent resources on creating that rather than creating an arsenal of weapons? Israel is trying to stop the rocket fire, it’s not like they are just attacking the civilian population because they “feel like it”.

  6. Why is it Israel’s responsibility to provide shelters for their enemies? Shouldn’t the PLO have spent resources on creating that rather than creating an arsenal of weapons? Israel is trying to stop the rocket fire, it’s not like they are just attacking the civilian population because they “feel like it”.

  7. Cannot believe some comments. God loves the Jews and Israel is His. First off there is only one God and He chose His people, JEWS. Before you call me a name I am not a Jew, but my Savior is. God will bless and correct his chosen people. Keep your horrid comments to yourself Arif you can tell them to your god in hell.

  8. We all all, Gods creation, and HE loves all who worship and keep his ways..as Jesus taught, Jews are nis cnosen people, it was through Jewish loins that Gods son came into the world ,,, but Christians and others who are under Jesus are chosen children too..We back the Jews because we are taught to do that as Christians, but they have no such teachings for any Christians…I always cant help but wonder if fhey would love us and back us too,??? or is this a one sided love affair ???Jesus wasnt loved..but i will still do as I think God would want me too, regardless..

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