Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Israeli farmers file ICC war crimes complaint against Hamas


Israeli farmers terrorized by firebomb kites and balloons launched from Gaza across the border into Israel • Petitioners: Amazingly, Hamas, which orchestrated this terror campaign against Israeli civilians, accuses Israel and IDF of using excessive force. 
Fire caused by an incendiary kite near the Gaza Strip border
Israeli farmers from Gaza-vicinity communities flew to the Netherlands recently to formally file a war-crimes complaint with the International Criminal Court against Hamas.

The complaint comes in the wake of ongoing attacks against Israeli communities by means of incendiary kites and balloons launched across the border from the Gaza Strip into Israel. The devices have sparked near-daily fires in fields near the border and inflicted significant financial damage to Israeli farmers.

The complaint was drafted by the Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center, an NGO dedicated to "fighting terrorism and safeguarding Jewish rights worldwide." Along with the farmers, some  50,000 people from Israel have co-signed the complaint as plaintiffs.

Shurat Hadin also plans to set up an exhibit in front of the ICC headquarters with displays of "blown-up photos of their fields destroyed by the terrorist kite arson."

It s about time the ICC listened to the Israeli story.

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