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STATEMENT: The Gaza offensive: one year on
No peace without respect for international law,
No respect for international law without EU pressure


One year after the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip (27/12/08–18/01/09) and despite the UN Fact Finding Mission’s conclusions that both Israeli military forces and Palestinian armed groups have violated international law and committed war crimes amounting to grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and possibly crimes against humanity, no one has been held accountable for the crimes committed, including the killing of more than 1400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis and the estimated 22.
000 buildings completely destroyed or badly damaged.
Moreover, the illegal siege of 1.
5 million people of the Gaza Strip has continued, worsening drastically the humanitarian situation in the Strip.

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Tags / #Human Rights Day 2009