DCIP meets with UN Commission investigating Israel’s 2021 military assault on Gaza


Defense for Children International, Palestine, Mar 31, 2022

Ramallah, March 31, 2022—Defense for Children International – Palestine met with United Nations investigators in Jordan earlier this week to share information concerning serious breaches of international law in the Gaza Strip during May 2021.

Khaled Quzmar, general director at DCIP, met with members of the UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel on Sunday, March 27, in Amman. Israeli authorities denied the Commission of Inquiry access to Israel and the OPT, so human rights organizations, including DCIP, traveled to Amman to present evidence to the Commission’s members. Quzmar presented evidence collected by DCIP concerning the 67 Palestinian children who were killed in the Gaza Strip during Israel’s 11-day military offensive that occurred between May 10 and 21, 2021.

The Commission of Inquiry is tasked with investigating violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during Israel’s military assault on Gaza last year…

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