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UNHRC votes to probe Israel-Palestine clashes

ANI | Updated: May 19, 2018 01:37 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], May 19 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Council in a session voted to begin a probe in the recent deadly Israel-Palestine clashes in Gaza.
As per certain media reports, apart from Australia and the United States, all other members voted in favour of the investigation.
Further, the UNHRC called for dispatching a commission of inquiry and conducting highest level of investigation.
The members further called for an investigation in all alleged cases of violation and abuses conducted by military forces.
Since March, Gaza had witnessed massive Israel-Palestine clashes that have claimed lives of more than 100 people including 60 Palestines and injuring several others.
The protests escalated on Monday after the transfer of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel' capital Jerusalem.
Thousands of Palestinians had gathered on the Gaza Strip's eastern border to take part in protests marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel which Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, Arabic for "Catastrophe" and protest the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Earlier on Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the loss of lives in Israel- Palestine clashes in Gaza. (ANI)

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