UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

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Updated: Mar. 8, 2019

TheRealNews on Mar 7, 2019

International law professor Kevin Jon Heller discusses the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which says Israel must be held accountable for war crimes committed against unarmed civilians and that Israeli courts do not hold them accountable.

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UN: Possible Israel crimes against humanity in Gaza l Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English on Feb 28, 2019

There is evidence that Israel committed crimes against humanity in responding to 2018 protests in Gaza, as snipers targeted people clearly identifiable as children, health workers and journalists, according to a United Nations report.

“Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Some of those violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity,” the chair of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Santiago Canton, said in a statement on Thursday.

In response, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz called the report “false and biased”.

The UN believes it has identified some of the Israeli snipers responsible for the killings, information that could be passed on to International Criminal Court.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

Israel maimed and killed Gazans – UN report

RT America on Feb 28, 2019

Israel must face consequences for crimes against Palestinians documented by the United Nation’s commission investigating the 2018 Gaza protests, says former UK MP George Galloway. He discussed this and the latest on Brexit with RT America’s Manila Chan.

Updated: Mar. 8, 2019

The Debate – Israel Gaza ‘War Crimes’

PressTV on Mar 6, 2019

UN independent international commission of inquiry has called for investigations into possible crimes by Israeli military in response to the great march of return protests in Gaza. it says despite the civilian nature of the protests, Israeli snipers, deployed across the separation fence, shot more than 6,000 protesters. The majority of the Palestinians were deliberately shot. UN rights chief has lamented Tel Aviv’s quote immediate dismissal of the UN human rights council report which says the Israeli military response to the protests could amount to crimes against humanity. Tel Aviv has called the report biased and false. now the question is who can hold Israel accountable for its violations?

See also:

No Justification for Israel to Shoot Protesters with Live Ammunition

Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (pdf)

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