INTERVENTION BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA ON AGENDA ITEM 7 – INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY IN GAZA AT THE 29TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
My delegation would like to thank and appreciate members of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) for their report to the Council.
Indonesia deeply regrets the refusal of Israel to grant full and free access to the members of the COI to visit Gaza.
The physical presence of the Commission in Gaza, to see directly the conditions in the aftermath of the Israeli aggression, would have contributed to an objective, transparent, and professional investigation.
Indonesia strongly condemns the excessive and disproportionate military aggressions against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip in July and August 2014 that resulted in the killing of 2,251 Palestinians, and, more than 11,000 Palestinian injured. Indonesia is also deeply concerned on the destruction of civilian homes and infrastructures, including hospitals and schools, during the military aggression.
Indonesia strongly supports the recommendation of the COI to urge the occupying power to fully respect international human rights and humanitarian laws. We would also remind the occupying power of its obligation to guarantee the population in the occupied territories their rights to live as normal a life as possible.
Indonesia also urges that all serious violations of international humanitarian law must be properly investigated and that all those responsible should be brought to justice.
Finally, in the absence of Israel’s constructive engagement and cooperation, may I ask the COI on how the right of all victims can be upheld and fulfilled including effective remedy and full reparations as mentioned in the report.
I thank you.
GENEVA, 29 JUNE 2015
* Delivered by Mr. Caka A. Awal