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The murder of Muslims inside mosques in New Zealand is a terrorist act according to the United Nations classification

The Palestinian Association for Human Rights (witness) convict the heinous crime that targeted innocent Muslim civilians in two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers, which resulted in the death of more than 49 people and the wounding of dozens including children by the Australian Brenton Tarant, a 28-year- He knows he is an ideological person, author and researcher.

The murderer Tarrant filmed his crime and broadcast it on social media sites for more than 15 minutes.

It is clear that this attack was the result of prior planning and premeditated and monitored, and therefore that the inclusion of the Prime Minister in the violence is condemned, as this massacre is a terrorist act against civilians in accordance with the United Nations classification on international terrorism in 1972, where Terrorism is "the use or threat of unlawful violence with a view to achieving a particular political objective". While the ICC defines it as "the use or threat of force for political change,  or the systematic killing of civilians or threats to create an atmosphere of terror and humiliation for innocent persons for political gain, or the unlawful use of violence against persons and property to force civilians Or their government to comply with political objectives "


Beirut, 15/3/2019

Palestinian Association for Human Rights (witness)