Russell Tribunal slams West over Israeli crimes

347777_Russell-TribunalThe Russell Tribunal on Palestine has slammed Western powers for complicity in Israeli crimes against Palestinians, Press TV reports.

The tribunal discussed the issue of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories during a conference in the French capital, Paris, on Saturday.

The conference has been critical of the way Western powers and the United Nations have been overlooking the Israeli occupation.

“The European Union betrayed Palestine first in 2006 when it did not recognize outcome of the election in which Hamas gained the legitimate victory. Later on despite (Israeli) Operation Cast Lead, it renewed business ties with Israel,” Veronique De Keyser, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament, told Press TV.

The Russell Tribunal also supported the international campaign for sanctions against the Tel Aviv regime.

Israel is very likely to overlook the recommendations made by the Russell Tribunal in Paris. However, there is little doubt that resentment against the regime is growing.

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine has also held sessions in Spain, the UK, South Africa and the United States in the past.

The Tribunal is an International People’s Tribunal created by a large group of citizens involved in the promotion of peace and justice in the Middle East.

The Russell Tribunal is highly critical of the West’s overlooking of the violations of international law and war crimes committed by Israel and views political pressure as necessary to end the occupation of Palestine.

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