Thursday, September 20, 2018 | ePaper

Condemning use of force, BD calls for pressure on Israel

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
Bangladesh has strongly condemned the use of deadly force by the Israeli authorities against unarmed Palestinians which left scores of Palestinian civilians dead and several thousand injured.
While expressing deep condolences and sympathies to the Palestinians, Bangladesh called on international community to put pressure on Israel to stop the atrocities immediately. Bangladesh also expressed its dismay at the United States' move to shifting its Embassy to Jerusalem. Bangladesh stressed
 on preserving the legal status of Jerusalem as an international city within the framework of relevant UN resolutions.
"Bangladesh reaffirms its position in favour of establishing the State of Palestine on the basis of two-state solution and on the pre- 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital," said the Foreign Ministry here in a statement on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a UN human rights expert has called on the Israeli Government to immediately cease its lethal assault against protesters at the Gaza fence, who appear to pose no credible threat to Israeli military forces on the Israeli side of the fence. Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, condemned Israel's excessive use of force towards largely unarmed demonstrators at the Gaza fence on Monday, which has left 58 Palestinians dead, and almost 2,800 wounded. He expressed grave fears this figure could rise sharply in coming days unless Israeli authorities uphold their obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
"This blatant excessive use of force by Israel - an eye for an eyelash - must end, and there must be true accountability for those in military and political command who have ordered or allowed this force to be once again employed at the Gaza fence," he was quoted as saying in a statement UNB received from Geneva on Tuesday. Lynk repeated his calls to the international community, through the United Nations, to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into these killings, as well as those that have occurred in the context of these demonstrations since 30 March.
"Impunity for these actions is not an option. Justice for the victims must become a priority for the international community," he said.

More News For this Category

Tk 1,077.58cr project to save Shariatpur from river erosion

Special Correspondent :The government has undertaken Tk 1,077.58 crore project for protecting Shariatpur district from erosion by the river of Padma.Officials said, Khulna Shipyard will implement the project under direct

Despite ban on movement over flyovers, pedestrians are seen passing through Hanif Flyover risking their lives. The photo was taken from Jatrabari area on Wednesday.

Despite ban on movement over flyovers, pedestrians are seen passing through Hanif Flyover risking their lives. The photo was taken from Jatrabari area on Wednesday.

Fresh gas price hike

Anisul Islam Noor :The right groups and energy experts have to be strongly criticized the government's initiative of a fresh hike of gas price effective from October1.A source closed to

HC hearing on Shahidul's bail plea Sunday

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) may hear the bail petition of imprisoned renowned photographer Shahidul Alam next Sunday. The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Abu Taher

Greater trade with neighbours key to growth

Special Correspondent :Bangladesh can triple its trade volume with neighbours in South Asia annually by enacting and enforcing relaxed policy regime in order to remove barriers in import and export

In his book, Justice Sinha says he was exiled by govt

In his book, Justice Sinha says he was exiled by govt

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said that he resigned in the face of intimidation and threats.Justice Sinha made the claim in his book titled "A Broken Dream: Rule of

Five to die for killing man, his son in city

Court Correspondent :The Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court-7 of Dhaka on Wednesday delivered double-death sentence to five persons each for killing  father and his son in Keraniganj of Dhaka.Judge

Pentagon identifies Russia, China as threats to cybersecurity

NEW YORK, TASS :The Pentagon's new cybersecurity strategy names Russia and China among main threats for US cybersecurity, Fox News reported, citing a report,  which is yet to be published.According

RMG workers to stage demo Sept 21

Garment workers will demonstrate in their factory areas across the country on September 21 protesting the fixation of minimum wage at Tk 8, 000 by the government and demanding its

ICC opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) :The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar