Center for Human Rights: The occupation targets the press and cultural institutions in Gaza

 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights confirmed that the Israeli occupation targets publications and cultural institutions in the Gaza Strip during the ongoing aggression.

In a press release, the center stressed that press and cultural institutions had become the target of the Israeli occupation forces during the aggressive actions in the Gaza Strip, where occupation planes had destroyed the al-Masal Cultural Center, west of Gaza City, on 9 August 2018

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On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Israeli occupying forces attacked a journalist and a cultural institution with several missiles fired by its warplanes.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 20:00, Israeli warplanes targeted a six-storey apartment building west of Gaza City, in which the Anatolia News Agency was located. The owner of the building, Iyad Yasser Aktivan, 45, reported that he received a call at 7:30. The caller asked him about the presence of the Anatolia office in his building and ordered him to evacuate the building within half an hour. After the planned period, a reconnaissance aircraft bombarded the building with five shells, and then a warplane bombarded the building with two missiles that destroyed the entire building, without causing any injuries. It is noteworthy that the building was the Office of Information prisoners, who moved his headquarters to another place earlier.

In a separate incident, at approximately 21:05, IOF warplanes targeted a five-storey residential building in Al-Remal neighborhood in Gaza City. The bombing of the building led to the destruction of the building, where the center of the PLO's Abdallah al-Hourani Center for Documentation and Documentation and the Turkish Association of Aid and Relief (YAM Dar Ali) were located.

It appears that the press and cultural institutions have become targets of the Israeli occupation forces during the hostilities against the Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation forces destroyed the Al-Sahal Cultural Center, west of Gaza City, on 9 August 2018.

PCHR affirms that the Israeli policy of targeting civil buildings, including press and cultural institutions, constitutes a serious violation of international humanitarian law, in particular article 52 of Additional Protocol I of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that civil objects are not objects of attack , Attacks on military concessions, and if there is any doubt about the use of civil objects for military purposes, the interpretation is in favor of the civil, and there should not be targeted. Direct and deliberate targeting of civil objects is also a war crime in accordance with article 8, paragraph 2, of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court.

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