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Palestinian Wafa killed by Israeli military in Hebron - World

2023-12-09T11:08:27.753Z

Highlights: Palestinian Wafa killed by Israeli military in Hebron - World. Since the beginning of the war in Gaza, 273 people have died in the West Bank. Israel thanks US for UN vote and attacks Guterres for siding with Hamas. Human Rights Watch (HRW) risks complicity in war crimes with US veto. Oxfam America chief Abby Maxman says the world is "ready for the horrific carnage in Gaza to end and focus on releasing hostages and helping Palestinians rebuild their lives" The U.S. has missed an opportunity to "live up to its lofty rhetoric in support of human rights," says Maxman.


Since the beginning of the war in Gaza, 273 people have died in the West Bank (ANSA)


Key Points

  • 11:49 Wafa, Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Hebron
  • 08:21 Israel thanks US for UN vote and attacks Guterres
  • 07:45 Gaza: Human Rights Watch (HRW) risks complicity in war crimes with US veto
  • 07:26 Oxfam: 'U.S. veto nails coffin for U.S. human rights credibility'

11:49

Wafa, Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Hebron

A 25-year-old Palestinian, Sari Amr, was killed last night in Dura (near Hebron, in the West Bank) when Israeli soldiers raided his home to arrest him. This was reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa. The Israeli army has not yet provided its own version of what happened. Wafa said the death brought to 273 the number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank in clashes with the army since the beginning of the Gaza war.

08:21

Israel thanks US for UN vote and attacks Guterres

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen thanked the U.S. for vetoing the UN Security Council on the ceasefire in Gaza. At the same time, he attacked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, accusing him of siding with Hamas. Cohen expressed "Israel's gratitude to its American ally for its support in continuing the fight to bring the hostages home and eliminate Hamas." For Cohen, Guterres' position is "a disgrace and a mark of Cain for the UN. The Article 99 request, which is not made for the war in Ukraine or Syria, is another example of Guterres' partial and unilateral position."

07:45

Gaza: HRW, US veto risks complicity in war crimes

The United States risks "complicity in war crimes" in Gaza with its veto to block the UN ceasefire resolution, according to Louis Charbonneau, director of Human Rights Watch (HRW).

According to Charbonneau, the U.S. veto prevented the Security Council from "making some of the demands that the U.S. itself had made of Israel and Palestinian armed groups," including respect for international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians and the release of all civilians held hostage.
"By continuing to provide Israel with weapons and diplomatic cover while committing atrocities, including the collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza, the United States risks being complicit in war crimes," the Human Rights Watch representative said.

07:26

Oxfam: 'U.S. veto nails coffin for U.S. human rights credibility'

US President Joe Biden's administration has missed an opportunity to "live up to its lofty rhetoric in support of human rights and a rules-based international order," says Oxfam America chief Abby Maxman, who said the U.S. veto of the U.N. resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza puts "another nail in the coffin for U.S. human rights credibility."

Maxman says the world is "ready for the horrific carnage in Gaza to end and focus on releasing hostages and helping Palestinians rebuild their lives." According to the NGO official, the United States has "rightly argued that Israel has the right to defend its people from attacks," but the White House "has not exploited its special relationship with Israel to end this dizzying crisis."

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