UN report on Gaza protest killings must lead to action, says Amnesty

A report published by the UN Commission of Inquiry states that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes during protests in Gaza last year, including by deliberately firing on Palestinian civilians. Saleh Higazi, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director, said: “The findings of this report echo Amnesty International’s own conclusions – that many killings of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces during the Great March of Return protests last year appeared to be wilful killings, constituting war crimes. “The UN must now follow through on its recommendations to gather information on alleged perpetrators that can be passed to national and international justice mechanisms, including the International Criminal Court. Those responsible for these deplorable crimes must not go unpunished.
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