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Israel summons ambassadors over UN vote on Gaza probe

UN Human Rights Council
UN Human Rights Council

Israel has "summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a UN body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border," reported AFP, citing a statement by the Israeli foreign ministry on Monday.

"The Spanish and Slovenian ambassadors were called in on Monday, while the Belgian envoy was to be received on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement," AFP continued.

On Friday, the UN Human Rights Council voted to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the killings, with Spain, Slovenia and Belgium among the 29 who voted in favour. Only two council members voted against – the United States and Australia. Fourteen abstained.

The text said the team should "investigate all alleged violations and abuses…in the context of the military assaults on large scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018…including those that may amount to war crimes."

It took 116 dead Palestinians for Egypt to ease its siege on Gaza for a month

 

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