UN votes to send international war crimes probe to Gaza

2018-05-18 16:29
Palestinians run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces. (Mahmud Hams, AFP)

Palestinians run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces. (Mahmud Hams, AFP)

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Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council voted on Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.

With 29 votes in favour, two opposed and 14 abstentions, the UN's top human rights body voted through a resolution calling on the council to "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry... to investigate all alleged violations and abuses... in the context of the military assaults on large scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018."

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