the start of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, hundreds
of Israeli civilians were killed, thousands injured and many more were
traumatized psychologically by attacks from armed Palestinian groups…
organization of attacks in public places that are not a priori
located in proximity to military targets, leaves no doubts as to the intention
of targeting Israeli civilians and to hit as many of them as possible.
Markets, leisure environments, universities, and public transport were
the targets of repeated attacks. The attacks against Israeli civilians
take place both in Israel and in the Occupied territories. However, the
Geneva Conventions clearly indicate that "The
civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, shall not
be the object of attack". And there can be no justification, either
political such as "struggling against occupation" or military
such as declaring "we have no tanks or aircraft to fight the Israelis
with", for violence against civilians, even in the Occupied territories...
not a nation, the Palestinian Authority must respect the customary
norms of International Humanitarian Law. Resolution 244 dated December
19, 1968 of the General Assembly of the United Nations states that governmental
and non-governmental entities must not launch attacks against civilians.
Among the civilians affected, the report shows that there is a significant
proportion of women, a large percentage of young people, including children,
and senior citizens. The poorest Israelis are the most exposed to the
attacks. The victims of the armed Palestinian groups' attacks are therefore
among the most vulnerable members of Israeli society. Neither are the
health care professionals and the vehicles used to help the wounded or
Public Affairs Office,
Embassy of Israel, London
1) Ahmed Yassin Terorist Mastermind
2)The targeting of terrorists and International Law
3) The Targeted Killing of Terrorists
is Legitimate Self-Defence
(Distributed by IDF Spokespersons' Office on 22 March 2004)
of Terror Movement Heading the Campaign Against
Terrorism in Israel for the last 16 Years.
Palestinian Kids Murdered by Palestinians
Track / Rafah is a nightmare
Amir Oren Haaretz
When the procession with armed men in its midst set out in the direction
of the forces, (the commander of the Gaza Division, Brigadier General
Shmuel) Zakaii tried to speak with the community leaders in Rafah..