Arabs ask UN chief to launch investigation of Gaza killings

2018-04-06 06:47
A Palestinian youth being carried on a stretcher after being injured during a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Jabalia in the Gaza strip commemorating Land Day. (AFP)

A Palestinian youth being carried on a stretcher after being injured during a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Jabalia in the Gaza strip commemorating Land Day. (AFP)

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New York — Arab ambassadors are urging the UN secretary-general to launch an independent investigation into the killing of 18 Palestinians during a protest march last week against a stifling decade-old Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Tunisian Ambassador Mohammed Khaled Khiari heads the Arab group at the United Nations and he says its members welcome Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for an independent and transparent investigation.

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters after a meeting Thursday with Guterres that the U.N. leader's response was "positive." Mansour says Guterres expressed serious concern at the civilian deaths.

Mansour says both the Arab group and Guterres prefer an independent investigation, but the Palestinian envoys adds that there are also other models of fact-finding missions.

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