In the Great March of Return, Israel Commits Severe Violations of International Humanitarian Law

At a recent symposium in Winnipeg on Israel/Palestine, I and Michael Lynk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian Territories, made presentations on the legality of Israel’s settlements and Israel’s obligations in respect of protesters in Gaza’s Great March of Return.

In my presentation, I argued that there is overwhelming evidence that Israel’s is committing severe violations of international humanitarian law by killing and maiming thousands of unarmed protesters, including children, medics and journalists.

Professor Lynk explained that there is an overwhelming legal consensus internationally that Israel’s settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, and that apologists for Israel who claim otherwise are making the legal equivalent of the claim that the earth is flat.

My and Professor Lynk’s presentations can be seen here:






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