EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemn Gaza executions
June 2, 2016
The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah have condemned the execution of three prisoners carried out in Gaza on 31 May.
In a statement, the EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah recalled the EU’s firm opposition under all circumstances to the use of capital punishment. The EU “considers capital punishment to be cruel and inhuman, that it fails to provide deterrence to criminal behaviour, and represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity”, said the statement.
“The de facto authorities in Gaza must refrain from carrying out any further executions of prisoners and comply with the moratorium on executions put in place by the Palestinian Authority, pending abolition of the death penalty in line with the global trend”, concluded the statement. (EU Neighbourhood Info)