40,000 Palestinians Collectively Punished after Har Adar Attack

September 28, 2017
B’Tselem

…Immediately following the attack, the military implemented punitive measures against the residents of nine villages in the area of Beit Surik, northwest of Jerusalem, totaling about 40,000 people. The military’s actions included raids on villages and homes, damaging property in some cases, scores of arrests, as well as movement restrictions (and confiscating cars).

B’Tselem Press Release: http://ffipp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Btselem2.pdf

GENEVA CONVENTION
RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIAN PERSONS
IN TIME OF WAR OF 12 AUGUST 1949
ART. 33. — No protected person may be punished for an offence
he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and
likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.
Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are
prohibited.

http://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/atrocity-crimes/Doc.33_GC-IV-EN.pdf

More information on the Har Adar attack see:
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/israeli-guards-palestinian-gunman-killed-outside-settlement

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