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Rights group: Israeli lethal force in Gaza may be war crime

Human Rights Watch alleged Wednesday that Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks may constitute war crimes.

 

The statement was issued ahead of an emergency UN General Assembly meeting to vote on a resolution condemning Israel's use of force.

 

Palestinians have held near-weekly protests since March 30, and at least 120 Palestinians have been killed and over 3,800 wounded by Israeli fire in protests along the border.

  

The organization calls on the international community to "impose real costs for such blatant disregard for Palestinian lives."

 


First published: 06.13.18, 14:03