Amid global condemnations of the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has expressed shock at the Israeli attack on the fleet.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Monday that she was shocked that the aid flotilla for the besieged Gaza Strip was "met with violence."
The UN’ top human rights official also blasted the Gaza siege and said, "I am shocked by reports that humanitarian aid was met with violence early this morning, reportedly causing death and injury as the boat convoy approached the Gaza coast."
Pillay told the UN Human Rights Council during a Monday session that "the [Gaza] blockade keeps undermining human rights on a daily basis."
"The current situation falls far short of what is necessary for the population to lead normal and dignified lives," she noted.
Her remarks come amid continuing international condemnation of the deadly Israeli raid on Gaza aid convoy in which 20 people were reportedly killed and scores wounded.