The film, which was broadcast on Al-Jazeera screen this Sunday evening (6/13/2021), monitored the map of the bombing of civilian towers in Gaza during the last war in 2021, and their leveling to the ground, and discussed the reasons behind their targeting, while presenting the allegations of the Israeli occupation, on which it was based. bombing and blowing up the four towers; They are (Al-Galaa, Al-Shorouk, Al-Jawhara, Hanadi).
The film also showed the opinion of military and legal experts regarding the truth of these allegations, and their credibility on the ground with evidence and evidence. It also tracked the results of the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory’s investigation regarding the nature of the goals that these towers contained.
On May 11, 2021, Israel launched a military operation against the Gaza Strip called “The Guardian of the Fences”, which was preceded by weeks of escalation, provocations against the Palestinians in East Jerusalem, and attempts by the Zionists to storm the Temple Mount under the protection of the occupation soldiers.
The War of the Towers presented a testimony by the former United Nations rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, in which he confirmed that Israel had carried out several provocations, including the evacuation of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The former UN official indicated that right-wing demonstrations were organized under Israeli protection, in which slogans calling for death to Arabs were chanted; Which led to confrontations with the Palestinians, “then the Israeli security forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings at the end of Ramadan to stop worshiping there, considering that this context shows if what Israel did was a complete violation of international law.”
During its aggression on Gaza, Israel destroyed the towers in the Rimal neighborhood, one of the most vital places in Gaza City. It contains the most important commercial centers and the headquarters of media institutions and international organizations, and does not include any military headquarters due to its inhabited and commercial nature, and its distance from the border with Israel.
For his part, Falk considered that Israel has always presented its military operations as the most moral; But by examining the reality of its operations, it turns out that it is propaganda designed to convince the world of something incorrect by reversing the facts, noting that in most cases, Israel did not warn the population, and carried out indiscriminate campaigns that killed a large number of civilians.
In turn, the head of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, Rami Abdo, indicated that the Rimal neighborhood in the Gaza Strip is inhabited by about half a million citizens, and is far from any military risks.
He added that Israel had the military ability to accurately determine its targets, and it could have directed precisely at its alleged military targets; But she didn’t because she was aiming to completely destroy the towers.
Journalist and researcher specializing in military affairs for the Middle East, John Elmer, said that the Al-Qassam Brigades and Al-Quds Brigades own a network of tunnels under the Gaza Strip, and this gives them the ability to keep their military operations completely separate from the largest civilian neighborhood in the Gaza Strip, which is the least beneficial to them militarily.
As for the Israeli lawyer specializing in the laws of war, Michael Sfard, he stressed that the aim of the Israeli attacks was – most likely – a show of force with the aim of intimidating the residents of Gaza, and therefore the attack is considered illegal and illegal, and may amount to a war crime.
The Israeli army had provided a justification for its attacks on the towers; Because it houses intelligence offices for the “Hamas” movement, and in this regard, Sfard referred to the principle of proportionality in the international laws of war, where it is not enough for the target to be legitimate; Because if the expected result of harm to civilians outweighs the military advantage, the attack is unlawful.