UN delays Gaza report to June

2015-03-16 20:24
A ball of fire rises from an explosion on al-Zafar apartment tower following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip. (File, AP)

A ball of fire rises from an explosion on al-Zafar apartment tower following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip. (File, AP)

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Geneva - UN rights investigators are pushing back their report on alleged war crimes during last year's Gaza conflict by four months in order to review additional evidence, the UN Human Rights Council said on Monday in Geneva.

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza was supposed to present its report next Monday, during the council's ongoing session.

Canadian academic William Schabas resigned as the commission's chief investigator last month, after Israel accused him of bias and demanded his dismissal.

Since then, the rights investigators have received a large number of submissions from both sides in the Gaza conflict.

During last year's 50-day conflict, 2 230 Palestinians and more than 70 Israelis were killed.

Charges of human rights violations have been levelled at both sides.

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