The latest Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank, is an active ethnic cleansing operation targeting the Palestinian people and their motherland.
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in London is deeply concerned by the impact of the ongoing Israeli assault which commenced on Monday morning in the densely populated Jenin refugee camp.
The raid claimed the lives of at least ten Palestinians so far and left dozens more injured. The assault follows another operation in the camp on 19 June, that left four Palestinians killed and 91 others injured.
Israeli army has caused massive damage to the camp infrastructure, including damage to its water network. Water and electricity services have been interrupted in large areas of the camp, leaving camp residents unable to move from their homes. Many are in urgent need of food, drinking water and milk powder for children.
Such polices fall in line with the attempt of Israel’s extremist government to force the Palestinians out of their homes and lands in favor of illegal settlement expansion.
International law prohibits the coercive practices used to remove the civilian population, including murder, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, extrajudicial executions, severe physical injury to civilians, forcible removal of civilian population, deliberate military attacks or threats of attacks on civilians and civilian areas, destruction of property, and attacks on infrastructure and vital facilities.
These Israeli crimes constitute crimes against humanity and can be assimilated to specific war crimes.
PRC calls for urgent action by the United Nations and international community to ensure the Palestinians and their property are protected and this cycle of increasing violence is brought to a halt before further instability is fueled in the region.