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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...

The continuation of the Israeli attacks on the south and the deliberate killing of its people.”

Najib Mikati

Lebanon's Caretaker Prime Minister
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