A Palestinian family has filed a lawsuit against French company, Exxelia Technologies, over charges of complicity in war crimes.
The Shuheiber family, represented by the Paris-based law firm, Ancile Avocats, lost three of their children: eight-year-old Afnan, nine-year old Wassim and ten-year-old Jihad on July 17, 2014, when a rocket landed on their roof in Gaza while the children were feeding birds.
MEMO stated that among the debris, the family found a component which read Eurofarad France and which experts have since determined is a sensor made by Exxelia Technologies.
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The house appears not to have been a ‘legitimate military target’ hence the attack which killed the three children may constitute a war crime.
The family’s lawyer, Joseph Breham, said that they decided to file the complaint in France as it would be useless to file it in Israel.
According to the lawsuit, the company sold the component to Israel with full knowledge that it would be part of a missile and that it was susceptible to be used to commit a war crime.