As Part of Application of Collective Punishment Policy against Families…

As Part of Application of Collective Punishment Policy against Families of Those Carrying Run-over Attacks, Israeli Forces Demolish Walls of Residential Apartment in Eastern Barta’a village, Southwest of Jenin

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, June 21, 2018

As part of the collective punishment policy applied by the Israeli forces against the Palestinian families of those accused of carrying out attacks against the Israeli forces and/or settlers, Today at dawn, 21 June 2018, Israeli forces demolished the internal and outside walls of a residential apartment in Eastern Barta’ah village, southwest of Jenin. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns this new crime that will be added to the series of Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). PCHR emphasizes that this crime falls within the collective punishment policy adopted by the Israeli forces against the innocent Palestinians in violation of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War that prohibits collective punishment and reprisals against protected persons and their property. PCHR calls upon the international community to offer protection for civilians in the oPt and ensure the application of the provisions of the aforementioned convention…

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