Monday, April 13, 2009

Barghouthi: Israeli decision to exile female ex-detainee to Gaza is a war crime

"RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Dr. Mustafa Al-Barghouthi, a Palestinian lawmaker and the secretary-general of the national initiative, deplored the Israeli occupation authority for banishing ex-detainee Shireen Khalil to the Gaza Strip after she served a six-year sentence in Israeli jails, saying that international law condemns such measure as a war crime.

Dr. Barghouthi said that the policy of banishment that is pursued by Israel is a coercive and illegal measure and constitutes a flagrant violation of the fourth Geneva convention which classifies deportation or transfer as a war crime whether it happens individually or collectively and bans the transfer of protected persons to occupied or unoccupied lands........"

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