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Next Thursday, the International Criminal Court will consider a case brought by a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip against Israeli leaders


Next Thursday, the International Criminal Court is scheduled to hear a case brought by a citizen from the Gaza Strip against Israeli leaders, for “committing a war crime during the 2014 Israeli aggression.”


The International Criminal Court of Appeal will hold a hearing in the case brought by the Palestinian citizen, Ismail Ziada, against the Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and the Director General of the Defense Ministry, Amir Eshel, for "bombing his family's home in the central Gaza Strip during the 2014 aggression."


For its part, the "Justice for Palestine" campaign clarified in a statement that "citizen Ziada filed an appeal against the first decision issued by the Court of First Instance in The Hague on January 29, 2020, and the court, according to its decision, violated the functional immunity of the accused."


She pointed out that "the court stated that Gantz and Eshel enjoyed immunity from prosecution before the Dutch courts, and what the defendants had done while they were performing their official duties."


In turn, citizen Ziadeh stressed that "the court made a mistake in its decision to invoke the functional immunity of the accused," explaining that "functional immunity does not grant the accused the right to commit war crimes."


He added, "I am seeking to hold the accused accountable for issuing the decision to deliberately bomb my family's home in the Bureij camp in the Gaza Strip on 20-07-2014. The attack led to the death of my father, Ismail Ziada, three brothers, my brother's wife and my nephew, in addition to one of the family's guests."


Ziadeh stressed that "the attack constitutes a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and internationally recognized principles of human rights."

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