Saturday 29 April 2017

In war, human rights are the last line of protection for all

Palestinians ride a donkey cart past destroyed and badly damaged residential buildings as they return to Beit Lahiya town
Palestinians ride a donkey cart past destroyed and badly damaged residential buildings as they return to Beit Lahiya town

Yonatan Gher

My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict  - as the truce, which expired today holds - quite differently.

He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza.

I, on the other hand, am the Executive Director of Amnesty International Israel, an organization that is now heavily involved in documenting and campaigning on apparent crimes perpetrated by both sides of this conflict. I am also a conscientious objector.

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