Amnesty: Israel must be held accountable for crimes against Palestines
Amnesty International said the Zionism regime of Israel must be hold accountable for committing "apartheid" crimes against the Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Israel "enforces a system of oppression and domination against the Palestinian people wherever it has control over their rights," the London-based rights group said in a press conference.
It said on Tuesday that this Israeli system applies to the Palestinians living inside Israel, as well as those in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem.
Tuesday's conference was held by the rights group to announce the findings of a comprehensive report about Israeli "apartheid" practices in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The report "sets out how massive seizures of Palestinian land and property, unlawful killings, forcible transfer, drastic movement restrictions, and the denial of nationality and citizenship to Palestinians are all components of a system which amounts to apartheid," Amnesty said.
These crimes, the group said, "constitute apartheid as a crime against humanity, as defined in the Rome Statute and Apartheid Convention."
The report also read out an appeal from Amnesty International to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to put into its consideration "the crime of apartheid" in its current investigation taking place in the occupied territories.