Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

ImageTwo women struggle in a cloud of tear gas at the border fence with Israel on Tuesday
ImageTwo women struggle in a cloud of tear gas at the border fence with Israel on Tuesday
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18 May, 2018

On Wednesday, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi called for an independent inquiry into Israeli "state terrorism" in Gaza. Zeid said he supported the call for an investigation "that is worldwide, independent and impartial, in the hope the truth regarding these matters will lead to justice".

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A draft resolution circulated by Kuwait, which is the Arab representative on the council, also demands that Israel "immediately cease its military reprisals, collective punishment and unlawful use of force against civilians, including in the Gaza Strip".

Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comment at an opening address of an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which Turkey called after Israeli forces killed dozens of protesters in Gaza.

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In addition, Mevlut Cavusoglu called on the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution condemning the relocation of the American Embassy to Jerusalem, because the resolution in the security Council the United States will again be able to block.

The forum has brought together Palestinian, Israeli and worldwide experts, representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society for a constructive debate in support of collective efforts to launch credible negotiations, leading to a just resolution of all final status issues as part of a comprehensive settlement of the question of Palestine.

"We stress that there is no security in the region without a just, permanent and comprehensive solution of the Palestinian cause based on the two-state solution", Dr Gargash said.

It calls for measures to guarantee the safety of Palestinian civilians, including the deployment of "an worldwide protection mission". The council session would only serve to "empower Hamas and reward its terror strategy and its use of civilians as human shields to advance its terror activities against the citizens of Israel". On Thursday, the terrorist group issued a call for mass participation in the border protest, claiming that it would honor the 63 Palestinians who were killed this week in the area.


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