UN Rights Council to debate Israeli attack on Gaza aid ship

The U.N. Human Rights Council will debate on Tuesday Israel's raid on a Gaza aid ship flotilla, at the urging of Arab states, a United Nations spokeswoman said.

UN Rights Council to debate Israeli attack on Gaza aid ship

The U.N. Human Rights Council will debate on Tuesday Israel's raid on a Gaza aid ship flotilla, at the urging of Arab states, a United Nations spokeswoman said.

Claire Kaplun, a spokeswoman for the Geneva-based body, said the discussion would start at 1300 GMT and last three hours.

Earlier on Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council issued a formal statement condemning the acts that caused deaths of civilians during the Israeli operation against the flotilla and called for an impartial investigation.

On Monday, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for an independent inquiry and urged the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip.

"We need to establish exactly what happened. However, nothing can justify the appalling outcome of this operation, which reportedly took place in international waters," she said in a statement.


Reuters

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