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Gilles Devers on Gaza: “The notion of ‘terrorism’ does not exist under international law”

ByTheEast: As a legal advocate for political causes, could you clarify who you represent in Palestine? Gilles Devers: I’m a dedicated supporter of the Palestinian cause. I work with everyone, without exception. Due to logistical reasons, my work primarily revolves around Gaza and the Hamas resistance movement. However, I also engage with various sectors of Palestinian civil society. Currently I am in the process of establishing contacts with the Palestinian...

We again call for the instant implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 with all its terms and for acting at all international forums to condemn Israel’s continued violations. It’s about time Israel was held accountable for its hostile assault on Lebanon before the situation spirals out of control and descends into a criminal war in the vein of that which is being waged by Israel on the Gaza Strip.”

Jebran Bassil

Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement chief
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