(15 May 2018) BADIL's Statement: The silence and biased responses of the international community fuel Israel's crimes

PR/EN/150518/12

BADIL Resource Center issues a statement calling for an arms embargo on Israel in response to the willful killings, intentional causing of serious injuries and excessive use of force employed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip over the past six weeks. Palestinians in Gaza have gathered near the border of the Strip to demand their right to return to their homes from which they were expelled by Zionist militias and Israeli forces in 1948. Since the ‘Great March of Return’ began on 30 March 2018, Israel has killed at least 109 Palestinians and injured more than 12,000 people, many of them critically. BADIL’s statement denounces Israel’s crimes and states that the actions of the international community so far have been largely ineffective and insufficient, calling on third party states to abide by their obligations and act to put real pressure on Israel to end its violations, including an arms embargo.