In a reported titled, Anatomy of a Genocide, a UN rights expert found that there were "reasonable grounds" that Israel has committed several acts of "genocide" in its war in Gaza

The United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories confirmed that “there are logical reasons” to say that Israel has committed many “acts of genocide,” in a report published Monday, also pointing to “ethnic cleansing.” 

Francesca Albanese said in her report, which she will submit on Tuesday to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, that “the overwhelming nature and scale of the Israeli attack on Gaza, and the devastating life conditions it caused, reveal an intention to physically destroy the Palestinians as a group.” 

In the report, entitled “Anatomy of a Genocide,” the expert concluded that “there are logical reasons to say that the ceiling has been reached stating that acts of genocide were committed” against the Palestinians in Gaza.

"The overwhelming nature and scale of Israel's assault on Gaza and the destructive conditions of life it has inflicted reveal an intent to physically destroy Palestinians as a group," she said in a report, which was immediately rejected by Israel as an "obscene inversion of reality".

Albanese, an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council but who does not speak on behalf of the United Nations, said she had found "reasonable grounds to believe that the threshold indicating the commission of... acts of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza has been met".

The report, entitled "Anatomy of a Genocide", listed those acts as: "killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to the group's members; and deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part".

Israel's diplomatic mission in Geneva said the country "utterly rejects the report", describing it as "simply an extension of a campaign seeking to undermine the very establishment of the Jewish State".

"Israel's war is against Hamas, not against Palestinian civilians," it said in a statement.

The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday put the total Palestinian death toll at 32,333, most of them women and children.

In Albanese's report, which she is due to present to the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, she maintained that Israel's "genocidal acts" followed "statements of genocidal intent".

She said that statements by some senior Israelis declaring an intent to forcibly displace Palestinians and replace them with Israeli settlers meant that "evacuation orders and safe zones have been used as genocidal tools to achieve ethnic cleansing".

The report also found that Israel was treating all Palestinians and their infrastructure "as 'terrorist' or 'terrorist-supporting', thus transforming everything and everyone into either a target or collateral damage".

It should be noted that South Africa accused Israel of committing acts of genocide in Gaza, in violation of the treaty that bans it that Israel signed.



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