Palestine Calls for UN Investigation into ‘Israeli Crimes’ in Gaza

A UN Human Rights Council Session. (Photo: Palestine Chronicle)

Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations has called on the UN Security Council to form an independent commission in order to investigate Israeli “crimes” including the killing and wounding of many Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip.

“It seems that the Israeli occupying forces are not restraining themselves, they’re not listening to anyone and they are continuing with this massacre,” Mansour said.

His remarks came after Gaza’s Ministry of Health announced that four Palestinian demonstrators, including a 15-year-old teenage boy, had sustained fatal injuries in clashes with Israeli soldiers during protests along the border.

Over the weeks, Israel’s use of lethal force has drawn international condemnation.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Hamas leaders are the only ones to blame for the death of the young Palestinian boy.

Riad Mansour also stressed that an investigation must be “independent and transparent”, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and others have called for.

Israel last week said it would launch an investigation into the killing of a child protester, but Mansour told journalists that Palestinians would not accept it, because “it cannot be credible.”

(TeleSur, AJE, PC, Social Media)

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