The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH) said that for 55 long years, the Israeli occupation continues with full impunity and no accountability, due to international inaction and double standards.
On the 55th anniversary of Naksa Day: the June 5, 1967 war, in which Israel occupied the West Bank including East Jerusalem, as well as Sinai and the Golan Heights, MIFTAH stressed that despite decades-long calls by Palestinians and reports by the most reputable human rights organizations, the world remains silent on the longest military occupation in modern history.
As an occupying power, Israel has continuously violated international law throughout its 55-year-long illegal occupation, said the local NGO.
The inaction of the international community and its failure to hold Israel accountable for its countless crimes and human rights violations created this culture of impunity which fuels Israel’s brutal and illegal 55- year-old occupation. Beyond just an illegal occupation, it is manifesting into an apartheid regime applied across historical Palestine, it said.
MIFTAH urged the international community to hold Israel to the same standard as other states and end its exceptionalism, hold it accountable for its persistent crimes and human rights violations through effective and concrete measures, end the Israeli occupation and lift the land, air, and sea blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip, support the investigation of the International Criminal Court into the situation in Palestine, stop trade and all relations with illegal Israeli settlements, and hold Israeli settlers with dual citizenship accountable in their respective state.