UN official: Evidence that Israel abused human rights in Gaza…Posted: August 15, 2009
There is significant evidence that Israeli forces violated international law and human rights in their invasion of Gaza between late December and mid-January, the United Nations human rights chief said on Friday.
A report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay lambasted the “nearly total impunity” for the violations.
The already critical human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) deteriorated further during the war, she said in the report, the first of a series of periodic reports ordered by the UN Human Rights Council in January during Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead.”
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