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Switzerland: "Assault in Gaza may amount to war crime" - UN Human Rights head POOL01:34

Switzerland: "Assault in Gaza may amount to war crime" - UN Human Rights head POOL

Switzerland, Geneva
July 23, 2014 at 07:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

High Commissionaire for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that there is a strong possibility that

that international law has been violated, which could amount to war crimes, during an emergency meeting in Geneva, Wednesday.

Opening the emergency meeting, Navi Pillay referred that the killing of civilians in Gaza raised concerns over Israel’s respect for international humanitarian law, precautions and proportionality of attacks.

Other UN representatives also condemned the “disproportionate” violence in Gaza by the Israeli Armed Forces and called for the emergency of a two state solution.

The 46 nation strong council was called with urgency and decided to call for an international inquiry into Israel’s offensive in the Gaza strip.

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High Commissionaire for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that there is a strong possibility that

that international law has been violated, which could amount to war crimes, during an emergency meeting in Geneva, Wednesday.

Opening the emergency meeting, Navi Pillay referred that the killing of civilians in Gaza raised concerns over Israel’s respect for international humanitarian law, precautions and proportionality of attacks.

Other UN representatives also condemned the “disproportionate” violence in Gaza by the Israeli Armed Forces and called for the emergency of a two state solution.

The 46 nation strong council was called with urgency and decided to call for an international inquiry into Israel’s offensive in the Gaza strip.

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