UN rights chief sharply criticises Israel over Gaza killings

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By: AP | United Nations |
Published: July 24, 2018 8:46:31 am


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Source: Reuters/File)

The UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has sharply criticised Israel, calling recent killings by its soldiers during Palestinian demonstrations along the Gaza border fence “shocking” and saying living conditions inflicted by Israel’s 11-year blockade of the territory are “grossly inadequate”.

Zeid said in a video address to the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People that the situation in Gaza has escalated dramatically in recent months with “the potential to generate threats to peace across a far broader region.”

Zeid, who heads the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said it is essential for all parties to cooperate with…

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