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Israel may be committing war crimes - UN human rights chief

24 July 2014, 11:10

Geneva - Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its punitive house demolitions and killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday.

Pillay, opening an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, also condemned the indiscriminate firing of rockets and mortars by Hamas into Israel.

According to Amnesty International Israeli attacks on medical facilities and civilians are adding to allegations.

"There can be no justification for targeting medical facilities at any time. Attacks on medical facilities underline the need for a prompt, impartial international investigation mandated by the UN," said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International.

A tweet from United Nations Human Rights:

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