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Evidence of possible hostage taking

[16 September 2014] - MCW has obtained evidence of a possible hostage taking incident which took place in the West Bank village of Deir Nidham in May 2014. The following account is taken from four testimonies collected from individuals involved in the incident. Under article 34 of the Fourth Geneva Convention (the Convention) the taking of hostages is prohibited. The taking of hostages is deemed sufficiently serious to be classified as a grave breach of the Convention and amounts to a war crime under article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Testimony: M.A.M.
On 8 August 2014, a 17-year-old boy from Wadi Fukin, in the West Bank, is arrested by Israeli soldiers at 3:00 a.m. and released eight days later.
Is the PA stalling Gaza war crimes probe?
[September 2014] -The Palestinian Authority has so far prevented the launch of a formal investigation into alleged war crimes.
Lack of Effective Remedies
[September 2014] - According to a recent report the Israeli army has not implemented key recommendations for investigating alleged war crimes.