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Palestine Urges UN Probe into ’Israeli’ Murders in Gaza

Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour called on the UN Security Council to form an independent commission tasked with looking into the Zionist entity’s crimes including the martyrdom and wounding of Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Riyadh Mansour

Mansour said on Friday evening that the Palestinian Authority [PA] is set to submit a list of complaints in the coming days to the UN Human Rights Council, with the intention of establishing an investigative committee or a fact-finding mission.

“It seems that the “Israeli” occupying forces are not restraining themselves, they’re not listening to anyone and they are continuing with this massacre,” Mansour told reporters in New York.

His remarks came as “Israeli” occupation forces shot dead four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and injured hundreds more as more than 10,000 gathered in the Friday mass Great Return March in the Gaza Strip demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

Friday’s demonstration was the fourth in as many weeks of a planned, weeks-long sit-in. The latest deaths bring the number of Palestinians martyred by the Zionist regime since the protests began in late March to 39.

According to the Palestinian health ministry, more than 4,000 have been wounded.
Over the weeks, the Zionist forces’ use of lethal force has drawn international condemnation.

To date, the UNSC has not commented on the events in Gaza as the US – the Zionist regime’s ally and permanent member of the council – continues to block proposed statements critical of “Israel’s” use of force against unarmed protesters.

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