Unic Press UK: The United Nations (UN) Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests known as the “Great March of Return” in 2018 in the Gaza Strip – the Occupied Palestinian Territory – finds that the State of Israel did violate international human rights.
Excerpts from the ‘Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – A/HRC/40/74″, which was released on 28 February 2019,’ reads:
“The commission found reasonable grounds to believe that some violations may constitute international crimes. Several children were recognizable as such when they were shot. The commission finds reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot them intentionally, knowing that they were children. The commission found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers intentionally shot health workers, despite seeing that they were clearly marked as such. The commission found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot journalists intentionally, despite seeing that they were clearly marked as such.”
The commission said its work on the protests begun on 30 March 2018. And it carried on with investigations up to 31 December 2018, focusing on three demonstration days: 30 March, 14 May, which recorded the highest number of fatalities/wounded; and 12 October, which also shows one of the highest number of fatalities/wounded in the latter part of 2018.