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PLO Envoy to UNHRC: “Israelis Warn Civilians Before Attacks, We Don’t”

The PLO envoy notes that Gaza rocket attacks and the use of human shields by Hamas are war crimes.
An IDF evacuation leaflet dropped on Gaza, warning residents of an impending attack on terrorists who were firing rockets at Israel.

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

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.

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.

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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46 Responses to “PLO Envoy to UNHRC: “Israelis Warn Civilians Before Attacks, We Don’t””

  1. Joyce G says:

    Am I dreaming?

  2. But we’re supposed to show restraint? Please…

  3. U have lived your whole life on lies how many more will u lie, remember there is one supream authority above us, the god of moses and jesus, the god of this universe who is looking at your crimes

  4. Hanthi Oo save Gaza from Hamas!!

  5. Paul W. Howe says:

    All the muzzies seems to be fluent in cursing & lying. Must be frm education & your religion…

  6. Israelis are handsome dogs! Smart apes! Beautiful pigs!! Incredible Nobel prize winners..monkeys with talent. You may say I’m scum, but I’m brilliant scum! As for God hating Jews, his people are brilliant.

  7. After you so you can join Muhamed there.He is waiting for you while he burns with his buddy, Adolf Hitler.

  8. 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

  9. God bless, Israel. Destroy the state of Israels enemies, and do not humankind deceive, themselves. Praying from Norway with all my love in Christ Our Savior. Amen

  10. It is immaterial. .this is the U.N. we are talking about! The World can see the actions taken by Hamas and all Arab terrorists!

  11. It is immaterial. .this is the U.N. we are talking about! The World can see the actions taken by Hamas and all Arab terrorists!

  12. Skid Marks says:

    ISRAEL, DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES !

  13. Skid Marks says:

    IN ISRAEL TODAY, RESTRAINT IS COWARDICE

  14. Iqbal Dinho says:

    Look at the statistics..with warning still hundreds of gaza civilians killed..israhellists still have the cheek to say they are innocent little pussycats..oh yes we believe u..tell that to yr yahweh *******s

  15. Iqbal Dinho says:

    Look at the statistics..with warning still hundreds of gaza civilians killed..israhellists still have the cheek to say they are innocent little pussycats..oh yes we believe u..tell that to yr yahweh *******s

  16. Seth Coyle says:

    Is this a surprise to anyone?

  17. David Cohen says:

    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.

  18. David Cohen says:

    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.

  19. David Cohen says:

    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.

  20. Adam Stephen says:

    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”.

  21. Adam Stephen says:

    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”.

  22. Adam Stephen says:

    *Palestinian authority

  23. Raja, your English is deplorable

  24. And no I don’t have sex with my mother and sister, but I admit, I love dogs!

  25. 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.

  26. Looks like Israel has all the backing they need, time to end the rockets for good..

  27. 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..

  28. Kimesu Ibrah says:

    I heard that Foods, Electricity and Water used in Gaza comes from Israel. Plus if they warn the Civilians before attacking, then its shows clearly that they are VERY CRUEL. May be they should not warn anybody to be moral.

  29. Kimesu Ibrah says:

    I heard that Foods, Electricity and Water used in Gaza comes from Israel. Plus if they warn the Civilians before attacking, then its shows clearly that they are VERY CRUEL. May be they should not warn anybody to be moral.

  30. Kimesu Ibrah says:

    I heard that Foods, Electricity and Water used in Gaza comes from Israel. Plus if they warn the Civilians before attacking, then its shows clearly that they are VERY CRUEL. May be they should not warn anybody to be moral.

  31. Champ Styles says:

    ^—Religion of Peace and Love, ladies and gentlemen.

  32. Champ Styles says:

    ^—Religion of Peace and Love, ladies and gentlemen.

  33. Champ Styles says:

    ^—Religion of Peace and Love, ladies and gentlemen.

  34. Champ Styles says:

    So… are you gonna go after the U.S.A as well?…. Are you going to track us down all over the world?

  35. Champ Styles says:

    So… are you gonna go after the U.S.A as well?…. Are you going to track us down all over the world?

  36. Champ Styles says:

    So… are you gonna go after the U.S.A as well?…. Are you going to track us down all over the world?

  37. How uneducated cane you be?

  38. Just goes to show Jews aren’t really that smart.

  39. Just go to show Jews aren’t really that smart.

  40. If islam is a religion of peace, how come all I read are hateful comments towards Israel and death to Israel comments? I see no proof of peace from islam

  41. Yaakov Nurik says:

    An Jewish member of the Australian govt is in hot water and accused of racism for pointing to war crimes by Hamas,

  42. I wonder if the NY Times and other news outlets will even put out this information?

  43. Wil Son says:

    Am yisrael chai (עם ישראל חי)

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