UN Inquiry: No Justification for Israel to Shoot Protesters with Live Ammunition; Over 6000 Unarmed Protestors Shot By Israeli Military Snipers; Journalists, Medics, Children, & Disabled Injured-Killed

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The Commission has reasonable grounds to believe that during the Great March of Return, Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Some of those violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity…” More than 6,000 unarmed demonstrators were shot by military snipers, week after week at the protest sites by the separation fence… “There can be no justification for killing and injuring journalists, medics, and persons who pose no imminent threat of death or serious injury to those around them. Particularly alarming is the targeting of children and persons with disabilities,” … The Commission found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognizable as such“. (Excerpted from “The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Gaza protests Report, News Release, 28 Feb 2019 – entire news release…

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