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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00722-C
Date : 05/2002
Country/Region : ISRAEL; GAZA
Title : Gaza : fighting for law
Duration : 00:04:41
Cameraman : SURY, François de
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
MONTI VERALDI, Victoria (déléguée protection, CICR)
BACKWELL, Jim (conseiller juridique)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : Since the beginning of the second intifada in September 2000, the Israeli Defence Force has multiplied the destructions of Palestinian homes, particularly those situated near Jewish settlements. Over the past few months of tension, the destructions have increased. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply and directly concerned by these destructions, illegal under current international
humanitarian law. The ICRC has ceaselessly intervened with the relevant authorities but, regrettably, has not been able to bring the process to a halt. Indeed, the dialogue is at cross purposes: where the ICRC is worried about “illegal destruction of civilian property”, a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, Israeli authorities retort in saying that the destructions are preventive actions guided by military necessity. In such a situation, the only possible recourse is the court of justice and in some rare cases, home owners won their cases.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Gaza : fighting for law
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : Betacam SP
Best material/format available : Betacam SP