Civil rights groups have urged the International Court of Justice to consider whether Israeli airstrikes that destroyed Gaza homes were a crime.
The armor of Israel soft the 13-al-Jalaa platform located in Gaza City, hosted by Al Jazeera Media Network and the American media company The Associated Press on Saturday.
Israel said the house not only had offices but also Hamas office, which controls Gaza. The Israeli military gave the landlord an hour to leave before the attack and vandalism on television.
“Deliberately following in the media is a war crime,” said Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of the Reporters Without Border human rights organization.
“By deliberately abusing the media, the Israeli military is not only undermining the legitimacy of the media, but also severely restricting the coverage of military action against civilians.”
Deloire added: “We are appealing to the prosecutor to determine if the boycott is not a war.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday he had not seen any evidence to prove that Israel claimed that Hamas was operating the bloc. Blinken said he had forced Israel to give reasons for fighting the violence.
‘The Model of All Discipline’
Saleh Hijazi, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, told Al Jazeera Israel that it was trying to hide its activities in Gaza and the people of Gaza, adding that Amnesty had been barred from entering the house since 2012.
“We now have an International Criminal Court investigation into the situation in the Palestinian territories since 2014. We call on the ICC to do this,” he said, referring to the bombing of Israeli offices around the world.
“Even if they were approved by the military there, it would be impossible to attack a house in such a way,” Hijazi added.
“Such a massive attack is tantamount to war. In addition, this follows the way all Palestinians are punished in Gaza. ”
‘Looking at oneself’
In the meantime, the editor-in-chief of the Associated Press is calling for an independent investigation into Israeli air traffic control, saying people need to know the truth.
Sally Buzbee, the AP’s editor-in-chief, said on Sunday that the Israeli government had provided clear evidence to support their attack, which ended the al-Jalaa platform.
“We’re facing conflicts,” Buzbee said. “We do not take part in this war. We have heard the Israelites say that they have a witness, but we do not know what the evidence is. We feel it is important now that there is an independent investigation into what happened yesterday – an independent investigation. ”
The pro-Palestine boycott Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions also said the Israeli invasion of Al Jazeera and The Associated Press in Gaza created war crimes in accordance with international law, adding that media bias helped prevent Israeli sanctions.
“Regardless of the Israeli curvature, and the fact that Israeli media attacks are normal and detailed, these attacks on Israel in Gaza, like many others, are like a collective punishment, a war crime in accordance with international law,” it said in a statement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended the strike, saying the building also housed a “terrorist” legal office in Palestine.