Arab League welcomes UN report on Israeli war crimes against Palestinians

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Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 04:57 GMT

FILE - The Arab League

FILE - The Arab League

CAIRO, 28 Feb 2019: The Arab League (AL) welcomed on Thursday the results of a report issued by the United Nations Special Committee to Investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian People on the Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians.

In a Thursday statements, AL Assistant Secretary General for the Occupied Palestinian and Arab Lands Saeed Abu Ali urged the international community to follow up the important outcomes of the report.

Abu Ali asserted the importance of providing protection to the Palestinians by ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state.

Earlier, the united nation issued a report saying that Israel’s government must be questioned for killing huge number of peaceful Palestinian protestors during the last year. The report added that the Israeli forces killed 189 people and shot more than 6,100 others with live ammunition near the fence that divides the two territories.

The independent Commission of Inquiry, set up last year by the UN’s human rights council, which issued the report, said that it had 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”.

Thirty-five of those killed were children, three were clearly identifiable paramedics and two were clearly marked journalists, the report said.

Israel dismissed the report as “hostile, mendacious and slanted”.

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