The United Nations’ top human rights official has called for taking punitive measures against Israel over committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel was responsible for the killing of more than 1,000 civilians in Gaza and attacks on schools, mosques and UN facilities, Ynet reported.
She has also criticized the regime’s confiscation of Palestinian lands and the forceful evacuation of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem (Al-Quds).
A recent report released by a UN fact-finding team headed by South African Judge Richard Goldstone stated that Israel had committed war crimes during last December’s war in the Gaza Strip.
The report concluded that Israel used disproportionate force and failed to protect civilians during its December 27 to January 18 offensive in Gaza.