Posted by: noticeable | April 4, 2009

UN Human Rights Council: 9th Special Session on the “Grave Violations” of Human Rights in the Gaza Strip

9th special session of the Human Rights Council: “The Grave Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including the recent aggression in the occupied Gaza Strip” – Friday, 9 January 2009

In an effort to provide more direction to primary sources relating to Palestine, I am including a link to the 9th Special Session of United Nations Human Rights Council.  It relates to Israel’s latest publicly-criticised aggression in Gaza.  (I am trying to upload the original document, but am having WordPress technical problems doing so.)

Importantly, this Resolution, adopted 9 January 2009, does the following:

  • Strongly condemns the ongoing Israeli military operation carried out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, which has resulted in massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people and systematic destruction of Palestinian infrastructure;
  • Strongly condemns the ongoing Israeli military operation carried out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, which has resulted in massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people and systematic destruction of Palestinian infrastructure;
  • Demands that the occupying Power, Israel, stop the targeting of civilians and medical facilities and staff and the systematic destruction of the cultural heritage of the Palestinian people, in addition to the destruction of public and private properties, as laid down in the Fourth Geneva Convention; and
  • Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to report on the violations of human rights of the Palestinian people by the occupying Power, Israel.
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