The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights denounces the Israeli army’s practices on the Egyptian borders
August 21st, 2011 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces the severe violations of the Israeli army on the Egyptian borders that leaded to death of an Egyptian army officer and four soldiers and injuring others.
On August 18, 2011, the Israeli troops used the forcible power against the perpetrators who attacked the Israeli bus in Elat. According to the statements of the international forces, the Israeli troops entered the Egyptian lands. The Israeli gunfire killed the Egyptian army officer Ahmed Galal Mohamed and the soldiers Osama Galal Imam, Taha Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Mohamed Abu Esa and Emad Abdel Malak. On August 19, 2011, the Israeli gunfire killed the Egyptian soldier Hassan Ibrahim Hassan.
EOHR stated that this is not the first gunfire incident on the Egyptian Israeli borders, in Egyptian soldiers were injured and died. Israel did not usually apologize for these practices and that means the Israeli army execute these crimes on purpose. EOHR also calls the Egyptian government and the Supreme Council for Armed Forces to take it seriously; the Israeli government must be called for fulfilling the legal responsibilities, according to the international standards.
EOHR calls the Egyptian authorities to submit a complaint to the United Nations against the Israeli violations in the Egyptian lands. EOHR supports all the efforts made by the Egyptian authorities in this concern. The Egyptian Organization also calls the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to take clear, serious and immediate procedures against these practices. The taken procedures must be announced to the public to comply with the principals of transparency.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the Head of EOHR, confirmed that the Israeli violations are not acceptable, whatever were the justifications. These violent practices do not comply with the Israeli responsibilities, according to the international covenants. Also crossing the borders and shooting the border guards does not comply with the peace accord signed by the Egyptian and Israeli sides in 1979. Abu Seada also calls for increasing the number of the Egyptian armed forces and military equipment in the border area for more protection against any further violations.
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