Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Specialist calls for forming int'l committee to probe mass executions in Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian ex-detainee, Abdelnasser Farwana, a specialist in prisoners' affairs, called Monday for forming an independent international committee to investigate the circumstances of executing innocent citizens during the Israeli war on Gaza in various ways and places including families found killed inside their homes and apartments.

"The reason for our concern and our repeated demand for conducting investigation is what we daily hear of many testimonies and stories of painful and chilling cases of deliberate killings," Farwana underlined.

The specialist noted that the IOA insists till now on not cooperating with the Red Cross or responding to many appeals for releasing citizens kidnapped during the war on Gaza or even revealing their whereabouts.

He added that this Israeli behavior opens the way for many serious possibilities that threaten the lives of those detainees.

The specialist said that dozens of Gaza citizens are still missing and their fate is unknown, adding that the IOF troops reportedly executed them during the war and buried their bodies in the areas of fighting and in secret detention places.

He affirmed that there are many painful stories requiring follow-up, investigation and documentation by institutions concerned with human rights.


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