Ask the ICC to immediately investigate and end Israel's illegal siege and occupation
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We, the undersigned, are urgently calling upon the International Criminal Court to begin an immediate and full investigation into current war crimes being perpetrated against the Palestinian people by the state of Israel. The suffering Palestinians in the Gaza strip are now enduring is reprehensible and a blatant violation of their human rights and an act of genocide per Article 2(c) of the Convention on Genocide which states: "Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part." As such, Israel’s ongoing siege and occupation of Gaza restricts water, electricity, medicines and medical supplies; as well as access through checkpoints for much needed medical and emergency services, and consequently have resulted in the deaths of pregnant women, new born infants and other Palestinians in need of life saving treatment. Additionally, the World Health Organization has estimated that Gaza will be uninhabitable by the year 2020, and has directly tied Israel’s illegal siege and occupation to this crisis. The United States’ recent UNRWA funding cuts will only exacerbate this ongoing humanitarian crisis and we call upon the International Criminal Court to put an end to these horrendous crimes by immediately investigating and bringing to an end Israel’s illegal siege on Gaza, it’s ongoing illegal occupation, home demolitions and settlement building inside all Palestinian territories, and in compliance with UN resolution 242.
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