GENEVA, July 24 (KUNA) -- Founder of the global imitative of the Russell
Tribunal on Palestine (RTP) Pierre Galand, announced Friday the establishment
of the Swiss chapter of the Tribunal on war crimes committed by Israel in
He added that the Catalonia government in Spain has offered to host the
first session of the RTP early next year, and that the second session will
take place in London, the third and fourth in South Africa and India.
Founder of the initiative RTP across the world is a former Belgian
parliamentarian based in Brussels.
He said that the value of this movement is that the Russell Tribunal in the
70s against the silence on the Vietnam war was an important tool to create
awareness in the United States and elsewhere against the Vietnam war.
Galand said that in that sense he hopes that the national committees of the
RTP will help to create awareness worldwide and mobilize public opinion
against Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians.
The founder of the initiative was addressing a press conference in Geneva.
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