‘Those who violated human rights in Gaza should be prosecuted’

Those who committed human rights violations in Gaza should be held accountable, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein said in Geneva on Monday.


He spoke in advance of the release of a UN Human Rights Council report that is expected to charge Israel with war crimes for its 2014 Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza.


It is believed the Palestinian Authority will use the report as part of its submission to the International Criminal Court, which it hopes will be the basis for legal action against Israeli soldiers.


“It is my hope the [UNHRC Gaza] report will pave the way for justice to be done to all civilians who fell victim to the fighting last year by holding to account those alleged to have committed grave and other serious violations of international humanitarian law, through investigation and, where required, prosecution,” Al-Hussein said.


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