The investigative committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has been looking into the 2018 Israeli attacks on Gaza protestors, in a report, said it found that Israeli forces had violated international law.
The committeeâs chairman, Santiago Canton, said, at the beginning of the session, that his panel had found that the vast majority of the Palestinian protesters were unarmed.
When asked whether Israel intentionally shoots children and journalists,Â Council memberÂ Sara Hussein confirmed, saying the council believes Israel knew they were children and journalists, and shot them nonetheless.
âThere is no justification for shooting children and disabled people that pose no risk,â Hussein said.
âWhile some deaths may have been examined by the Israeli Defense Forcesâ internal âfact-finding assessment,â criminal investigations were opened in only five cases, including the deaths of four children,â the report says.
Â According to data in a United Nations report released last month and confirmed by Israeli officials, 295 Palestinians have been killed and about 6,000 wounded by live ammunition since the demonstrationsâ inception.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)