Qatar Urges Global Investigation into Alleged ‘Israeli Offenses’ in Gaza

Qatar Urges Global Investigation into Alleged 'Israeli Offenses' in Gaza

Qatar’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, has called for an “immediate, comprehensive, and impartial international investigation” into what he alleges are Israeli crimes in Gaza. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Al Thani also expressed Qatar’s commitment to continuing efforts to facilitate another truce and reach a permanent ceasefire in the besieged enclave.

The recent Israel-Hamas truce, brokered by Qatar with support from Egypt and the United States, lasted for a week and resulted in the release of 80 Israeli captives in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners. However, the truce ended on Friday, with both sides accusing each other of violating the conditions of the deal.

Efforts for a further truce faced challenges as Israel withdrew its Mossad negotiators from Qatar, and Hamas’s deputy leader stated that there would be no additional talks on the swap of Israeli captives for imprisoned Palestinians.

Following the end of the truce, Israel intensified its attacks on Gaza, with reports indicating a significant number of Palestinian casualties. The Gaza Ministry of Health reported that 15,523 Palestinians have died in the enclave since the conflict began on October 7, with over 70 percent of them being women and children.

In parallel, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, called on both Israel and Hamas to adhere to international law. Khan, concluding his visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank, emphasized that his office would increase investigations into potential war crimes. The ICC initiated an investigation in 2021 into Israel, Hamas, and other armed Palestinian groups for possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Khan also urged the immediate humanitarian aid entry into Gaza, emphasizing that Hamas should not misuse such aid.


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