United Nations chief calls for investigation into Gaza violence

United Nations chief calls for investigation into Gaza violence

United Nations chief calls for investigation into Gaza violence

Numerous Russian diplomats were also expelled from several European countries as well. If one country objects, then the statement can not be adopted. Instead, the session was held during the first holy night of the holiday, during the time of the Passover seder, making it impossible for any observant Jew to attend - including all members of Israel's Permanent Mission to the UN.

He said the move "exploited procedural rules" and is "antithetical to the spirit of the United Nations", according to the Israeli Mission statement.

Following the meeting, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for an independent and transparent investigation into the deaths and injuries that were caused during the event.

Israel is required to withdraw from all the territories seized in the war under UN Security Council Resolution 242, adopted months after the Six-Day War, in November 1967, but the Tel Aviv regime has defied that piece of global law ever since. United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq relayed his statement to the media.

In the statement shown to CNN, five points were expressed, one being from members of the Security Council calling for an "independent and transparent" inquiry into Friday's violence in Gaza, adding for "respect for global human rights law and worldwide humanitarian law, including protection of civilians".

United States said it is saddened by loss of life in Gaza.

He added that "without the absolute USA protection in the Security Council, Israel won't dare to commit bad crimes against the Palestinians". "Violence furthers neither of those goals", Miller added.

Kuwait requested an emergency meeting to discuss the unraveling situation in Gaza, which saw the conflict's deadliest single day since the 2014 Gaza war.

On Friday, some 30,000 Palestinians took part in demonstrations along the Gaza border, during which rioters threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops on the other side of the fence, burned tires and scrap wood, sought to breach and damage the security fence, and in one case opened fire at Israeli soldiers.

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A series of protests are planned through mid-May. Schools, universities, public institutions and private businesses close ir doors this Saturday, working day for majority of Palestinians, in West Bank, East Jerusalem and in Gaza following call this Friday to mourning day of Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas.

"However, there are also reports that some protestors engaged in stone-throwing and violent behavior; some reportedly carrying weapons", he added.

Yusef al Mahmoud, spokesperson for the PA government in Ramallah, said that Washington's and London's opposition to a resolution condemning Israel "turns them into accomplices in the horrific massacre committed by the Israeli occupation army against our defenseless people".

In a briefing Saturday, IDF spokesman Brig.

However, there appears to be a disparity in the number of Palestinians injured by live bullets.

The protests come as Gaza is in the 10th year of a border closure.

Conversely, Israeli ambassador Danny Danon said that the protest as a "well-organised and violent terror-gathering" masked as a peaceful protest.

Confrontations further escalated late Friday.

The health ministry in Gaza said 16 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. Tank fire also targeted the three sites following an exchange of fire.

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