Watch: Videos from the Extraordinary Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine – Israel’s Crimes in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge
Last month the Russell Tribunal on Palestine held an extraordinary session of the Tribunal that looked into Israel’s Crimes (including War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and the Crime of Genocide) during the “Operation Protective Edge” attack on Gaza, as well as third States complicity.
During this session, which took place in Brussels on 24th and 25th of September the jury was composed of Michael Mansfield QC, Vandana Shiva, Christiane Hessel, Richard Falk, Ahdaf Soueif, Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Roger Waters, Ronnie Kasrils, Radhia Nasraoui and Miguel Angel Estrella who listened to testimonies from Paul Behrens, Desmond Travers, David Sheen, Max Blumenthal, Eran Efrati, Mads Gilbert, Mohammed Abou-Arab, Mads Gilbert, Paul Mason, Martin Lejeune, Mohammed Omer, John Dugard, Ashraf Mashharawi, Ivan Karakashian, Agnes Bertrand and Michael Deas.
The jury will delivered findings on 25th September in the morning during an international press conference at the International Press Center (IPC, Brussels).
John Dugard talks about the framework of International Law in Israel-Palestine
John Dugard talks framework of International Law in Israel-Palestine during session of Russell Tribunal on Palestine
Colonel Desmond Travers talks about the munitions employed by the Israeli military
David Sheen talks about incitement to genocide in the discourse of Israeli society
Dr. Mads Gilbert talks about bombing and attacks on health facilities by Israeli army during Operation Protective edge
Mads Gilbert talks about bombing and attacks on health facilities by Israeli army during Operation Protective edge
Mohammed Omer recounts examples of executions by Israeli Army during Operation Protective edge
Mohammed Abou Arab talks intentional attacks on health personnel committed by the Israeli Army during Operation Protective Edge
Paul Mason talks War Crimes committed during Operation Protective Edge.
Martin Lejeune talks destruction of civilian infrastructure by the Israeli army
Ewa Jasiewicz reads letter sent by Ashraf Mashharawi (who was forbidden to attend the session) during Russell Tribunal session on Gaza
Ivan Karakashian recounts instances of use of young Palestinians as human shields by the Israeli Army during Operation Protective edge
Max Blumenthal speaks Israeli War Crimes committed during Operation Protective Edge
Agnes Bertrand speaks European Union accountability and complicity in Israel’s violations of International Law
Michael Deas speaks about ending Israeli impunity and the role of civil society
Concluding Press Conference from the members of the Jury of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine