Belgium is Not Britain: Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 23, 2017

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offfensive on the Gaza Strip, cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced she will be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in the Gaza Strip during the abovementioned offensive.

The Belgium-Palestinian Friendship Association filed a lawsuit before the Belgian courts against the former Minister Tzipi Livni, for her role in the war crimes committed during the Israeli so-called “Operation Cast Lead”.

PCHR welcomes the decision of the Belgian Attorney General and highly appreciates the judiciary there, which did not subject to attempts of politicizing the prosecution. PCHR also values the efforts made by lawyers Alexis Deswaef and Veronique Van Der Planke, representatives of the victims, that contributed to rehabilitate the principles of international justice, fight impunity and get remedy for victims.

PCHR considers this incident as a promotion for the efforts of PCHR and the human rights movement aimed at fighting impunity of war criminals around the world and enhancing justice for Palestinian victims…