UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay attacked Israel’s right to defend itself on Friday, casting into doubt Israel’s right to stop the constant rocket fire from Gaza under international law.
“We have received deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes,” Pillay stated. “Such reports raise serious doubt about whether the Israeli strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law.”
A spokesperson for the UN added that, despite the fact that Hamas is deliberately using human shields, there is no ‘legitimate’ reason to strike homes in Gaza – terrorists or not.
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