The UN Human Rights Council voted, on March 15, to conduct an investigation into the Israeli army’s killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters along the eastern parts of Gaza, near the Israeli separation fence.

The council voted 29 in favor and two against, while 14 countries abstained. Australia and the US were the two countries in opposition to the decision. The council condemned “the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians.”

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, the UN High Commission for Human Rights will vote on the report of the UN investigation committee, which confirmed Israeli violations against the protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to Days of Palestine, Palestinian victims hope that the countries who vote will stand with justice and raise the issue, in order to adopt the report in criminalizing the Israeli occupation before international courts.

Since the beginning of the Great March of Return, Israel used deadly weapons to kill peaceful participants in the marches, claiming that they do so to defend themselves, while human rights organizations affirmed that participants of the marches were unarmed.

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