The massacre of Sabra and Shatila is not only a reminder of the barbaric crimes committed against our people but overall it highlights the effects of the impunity granted to Israel and its officials by the international community.
This massacre was the main responsibility of Ariel Sharon, who was also responsible for many other war crimes committed against the people of Palestine. Sharon died without being held accountable.
The International Criminal Court should take note of the role of 70 years of impunity that Israel has enjoyed despite its colonization and Apartheid policies that constitute grave violations of international humanitarian law amounting to war crimes. Israel continues to threaten the very existence of the Palestinian people on their land with evictions, home demolitions, the siege of Gaza, forcible transfer in occupied East Jerusalem, Khan Al-Ahmar on the eastern gateway to Jerusalem, and elsewhere in occupied Palestine.