Arab League Reiterated Calls to Prosecute Israeli War Criminals

CAIRO, December 27, 2011 (WAFA) – The Arab League reiterated calls to prosecute Israeli war criminals, who committed heinous massacres against Palestinians during the Cast Lead Operation in Gaza between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009, Tuesday said a press release by Arab League.

It said, “Today [Tuesday] marks the third anniversary of the Cast Lead Operation in Gaza, in which Israeli forces killed over 1,400 Palestinians, injured around 5,300 and destroyed the city’s infrastructure, institutions and farms.”

The Gaza strip and its people are still suffering from the consequences of the Israeli assault till this very day, it said.

It added that Gaza, which is still under illegal blockade that violates all international laws, is also suffering from a deterioration in health sector condition due to the sever lack of medicine and medical supplies.

“Thousands of Palestinian families lost their income source due to the vast deterioration in economic sectors, including controlling the fishing industry,” it said.

The release said that the league affirmed Israel is still preventing humanitarian aid convoys from entering the Strip, as well as assaulting these convoys, such as the ‘Marmara’ Turkish flotilla attack.

Only three years have passed since the inhuman attack on Gaza, yet another aggression is looming in the horizon, it said.

The Arab League called on the international community, especially the United Nations, to stop the unlawful Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and prosecute Israel for its crimes against Palestinians.

( / 27.12.2011)

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