Human Rights Advocates Demand Worldwide Arms Embargo as Gaza Protests Continue

International outrage has grown over the past five weeks, as snipers with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have shot and killed Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation along the Gaza-Israel border—even as politicians, international law experts, human rights advocates, and others have fiercely condemned the use of live ammunition on unarmed protesters.
 
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, on Friday called for independent investigations into Israel’s use of force, emphasizing that “the loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force has been used against demonstrators—not once, not twice, but repeatedly.”
 
While Amnesty International supported the call for investigations, deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa Magdalena Mughrabi said, “The time for symbolic statements of condemnation is now over,” pointing out that “despite wide international condemnation, the Israeli army has not reversed its illegal orders to shoot unarmed protesters.”
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