United Nations agrees to launch probe into human rights abuses in Gaza
The United Nations Human Rights Council has agreed to launch an international investigation into crimes committed during eleven days bombardment in Gaza, Palestine.
By a vote of 24 states in favor, nine against, with 14 abstentions, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution brought by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations.
Israel rejected and Hamas welcomed the decision by the UN Human Rights Council to launch an international investigation into the crimes.
A spokesman for the Palestinian militant group called its actions “legitimate resistance” and urged “immediate steps to punish” Israel.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also welcomed the resolution.
“I welcome the UN-HRC’s adoption of resolution tabled by Pakistan calling for ensuring respect for int’l humanitarian law and international human rights law, establishing ongoing commission of inquiry to investigate Human Rights abuses in Occupied Palestine including East Jerusalem & Israel,” he tweeted.