The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Gaza protests presented its conclusions, according to which 183 Palestinians were killed by Israel, including 35 children. Netanyahu: ‘new records of hypocrisy and lies’
The investigative commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council that examined the most recent round of violence on the Israel-Gaza border presented its findings on Thursday, saying it found “reasonable grounds” that Israeli security forces violated international law.
The commission determined that the majority of Gaza protesters who were killed by Israeli forces –154 out of 183 people — had been unarmed.
The panel also recommended that UN members consider imposing individual sanctions, such as a travel ban or an assets freeze, on those identified as responsible by the commission.
The findings were rejected by several Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said that Israel outright rejects the report: “The council has set new records of hypocrisy and lies out of an obsessive hatred for Israel.”
Netanyahu added that Israel will continue to “fiercely defend its sovereignty and citizens against Hamas attacks and Iran-backed terror organizations.”
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz called the report “hostile, mendacious and biased.”