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Erekat calls for international investigation of IDF sniper video

Saeb Erekat, a top PLO official and the Palestinians’ chief negotiator with Israel, calls for an immediate international investigation into the video of an IDF sniper shooting a Palestinian in Gaza to the cheers of his comrades.

“Such hate and contempt for the life of a Palestinian is a reflection of the cruel mentality of Israel’s military occupation and the drive of its systematic shoot-to-kill policy against the Palestinian civilians, in defiance of their very existence on the land of Palestine and in a flagrant violation of all international and humanitarian norms and laws,” he says in a statement.

“This documented case of extrajudicial killing demands the world to end Israel’s impunity and highlights a further urgency for the International Criminal Court to open an immediate investigation into the war crimes committed by the Israeli occupying power. It’s the responsibility of the international community to hold Israel accountable, to secure international protection to our people and to put an end to Israel’s prolonged occupation of Palestine.”

— Raphael Ahren

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