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UN calls on Israel to open investigation into “possible war crime” over deaths of 11 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has referred to as on Israel to open an investigation into “the possible perpetration of a war crime” by its military in Gaza. The company has claimed to have acquired “worrying information” in regards to the demise of “11 unarmed Palestinian men” in Gaza City – positioned within the north and the most important of the enclave – in response to a press release.

The 11 Palestinians died on Tuesday evening throughout an intervention by the Israeli military in a residential constructing within the metropolis the place a number of households had been taking refuge. The troopers “would have separated the men from the women and children, and then they would have shot and killed at least 11 men (…) in front of members of their families,” in response to testimonies launched by the EuroMed Observatory for Human Rights.

The company has confirmed the demise of 11 Palestinians, however has specified that the circumstances “are in the process of verification.” “Israeli authorities must immediately conduct an independent, thorough and effective investigation into these allegations,” added the United Nations. Israeli authorities haven’t commented on the alleged incident.

After greater than two months of conflict in Gaza, the Israeli offensive is receiving growing criticism and worldwide strain in favor of a truce is multiplying. The deaths of a mom and her daughter by the hands of an Israeli soldier in entrance of Gaza’s solely Catholic church final weekend and people of three Israeli hostages whereas waving a white flag fueled the controversy.

Israel claims to be open to the concept of ​​a truce, however excludes any ceasefire earlier than the “elimination” of Hamas, a bunch thought-about terrorist by this nation, the United States and the European Union.

Some 20,000 individuals, largely ladies and youngsters, have been killed in Gaza for the reason that begin of the Israeli offensive, in response to Hamas. The conflict was sparked by the bloody Oct. 7 assault in Israel, when fighters from the Islamist motion killed about 1,140 individuals and kidnapped almost 250, of whom 129 are nonetheless held within the Palestinian territory, in response to authorities. (France Presse)