UN BODY ORDERS PROBE OF ‘SYSTEMATIC’ ABUSES IN ISRAEL, PALESTINIAN AREAS

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Fri 28 May 2021:

The UN Human Rights Council decided Thursday to create an open-ended international investigation into violations surrounding the latest Gaza violence, and into “systematic” abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel.

The resolution, which passed with 24 of the council’s 47 members in favour, will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long middle East conflict.