GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – The Hamas resistance movement has welcomed a report by a special United Nations commission tasked with investigating the Zionist regime’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories, calling on the international community to recognize the regime officials as “war criminals”.
In a statement, the Gaza-based resistance movement said the report, like other previous reports, reveals the “severity of the occupying regime’s violations, crimes and aggressive practices” in the occupied territories.
“The report has documented crimes and violations against Palestinian lands and people, including cold-blooded killings, assassinations, systematic torture of prisoners, forcible expulsions, racial discrimination and segregation, denial of construction permits, settlement expansion, theft of Palestinian natural resources, and finally the unjust blockade on our people in the Gaza Strip,” read the statement.
Hamas reiterated its appeal to the international community and world organizations to discharge their human and legal responsibilities, and work towards putting an end to violations and crimes committed by the Zionist regime and extremist settlers against the Palestinian people.
It also called for an end to the occupying regime’s impunity and holding Zionist leaders to account as war criminals, emphasizing that justice must be delivered to all Palestinian people and their legitimate rights must be restored.
Earlier this month, Bank, a Geneva-based human rights group, appealed to the world body to help put an end to the regime’s policy of using lethal force against Palestinians and ensure the regime’s accountability for its extrajudicial killings.
Meanwhile, the Gaza-based resistance movement the Islamic Jihad warned the Zionist regime against attempting any new round of aggression against the Palestinian enclave.
“The threats issued by the rulers of the occupying regime are hollow. They know this well that any new aggression against the Gaza Strip will not be easy [for them],” Islamic Jihad official Ahmad al-Mudallal said.
“Israel is going to be the sole loser of such offensive because it cannot take the resistance’s attacks,” he added.
The remarks came after the Zionist regime’s caretaker prime minister Yair Lapid alleged that Tel Aviv would “respond swiftly and forcefully” to any projectile or incendiary balloon that could be fired or sent towards the occupied territories from the direction of Gaza.
Mudallal said the premier was issuing such threats in line with his electoral hopes. Lapid, he said, was trying to endear himself to the “extremist and Zionist” voters ahead of the elections in November.