UNHCR to investigate Israeli killing unarmed protesters in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution on Friday May 18, ruling on the dispatch of a team of investigators to probe into possible Israeli war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. The resolution was approved in a special session, convened in response to the killing of protesters in Gaza during the Great March of Return, which started March 30. Israeli army snipers have been shooting peaceful protesters gathered along the border fence, demanding their right of return to the lands their ancestors were expelled from in 1948.
The UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addressed the session, calling Israel’s actions “a wholly disproportionate response.” He affirmed that Israel is failing to meet its obligations under international law as an occupying power – to protect the population of Gaza. “Instead,” Al Hussein said, “they [Gazans] are caged in a toxic slum from birth to death; deprived of dignity; dehumanised by the Israeli authorities to such a point it appears officials don’t even consider that these men and women have a right, as well as every reason, to protest.”
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