World Jewish Congress Urges UN to Condemn Hamas for Environmental Crimes

(Jerusalem Post) Cassandra Gomes-Hochberg - The World Jewish Congress (WJC) submitted a petition with more than 22,000 signatures to the UN condemning Hamas' environmental crimes in southern Israel. Hamas has launched kites and incendiary balloons that have "killed thousands of animals, destroyed more than 33,000 hectares of farmland and forests, and released toxic substances into the fragile ecosystem," WJC Executive Director Robert Singer stated. "We hope that the UN Environment Program (UNEP) will join us in condemning this environmental warfare and will take all necessary measures to ensure that these illegal activities will be stopped immediately." Singer stressed that international humanitarian law explicitly prohibited the destruction of the natural environment in a war conflict.

2018-10-09 00:00:00

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