Israel Condemned by UN for Defending Itself Against Gaza Border Riots

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(Worthy News) - Nearly a year after Palestinians launched violent protests along Israel’s border with Gaza, a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report calls for some Israelis to be tried as war criminals for the military’s response to those border riots.

“The main conclusion of the Commission is that we found reasonable grounds to believe that the Israeli Security Forces committed serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law,” said Santiago Canton, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in what the commission called the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

It’s been nearly a year since Palestinians launched the protests with the goal of breaching Israel’s border. Known as the ‘Great March of Return,’ experts say it’s anything but peaceful.

“The report completely and utterly ignores the fact that these are very violent demonstrations, including the use of firearms and throwing grenades, breaking through the fence, people who’ve been given maps of Israeli towns and villages in close proximity to the border fence so that they can get there and kill as many Israelis as they can,” said Ambassador Alan Baker, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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