Adalah's response to court decision in cut fuel to Gaza

 


In response to the Israeli Supreme Court's decision today, 30 November 2007, concerning the cuts to the fuel supply to Gaza, Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in  Israel and one of the lawyers representing the petitioners states that: "The Supreme Court's ruling which confirms the Israeli government?s decision to cut the supplies of fuel to Gaza violates the basic principles of international humanitarian law. These principles prohibit using civilians for political purposes and these actions amount to collective punishment. Today, they will cut the fuel and tomorrow, they might cut some of the food. The Court's decision to halt cuts to the electricity for 12 days might be perceived as an achievement but it is partial and temporary. The Court's decision today does not foresee a decision in the future in this case which respects the international humanitarian law."