UN: Assaults on refugee camp in Gaza might quantity to battle crimes – JURIST

The United Nations Human Rights Fee stated Wednesday that it had “severe issues” that the current airstrikes on the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza might quantity to battle crimes.

Israel claimed responsibility for the airstrikes on Tuesday that hit the camp, claiming that Hamas militants had an underground bunker within the camp and have been utilizing the refugees as human shields.  Whereas Israel claimed that it did destroy the Hamas goal, the strike additionally left dozens of civilians lifeless and over 100 injured throughout the camp. Because the preliminary bombing of the camp on Tuesday there was one other strike on the camp on Wednesday which Israel claims has killed a Hamas commander.

In a press briefing, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-Normal acknowledged that they’re persevering with to watch the state of affairs carefully in an effort to confirm one of the best plan of action. This got here after one other statement by the Secretary-Normal of the UN which condemned the violence within the area and referred to as for a humanitarian-based ceasefire. The assertion additionally referred to as for the fast launch of all hostages and that the safety of civilians ought to in no way be compromised.

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, in a letter addressed to the Normal Meeting, reiterated the necessity for a direct humanitarian ceasefire and referred to as consideration to the assaults on the camps, stating the circumstances in Gaza are inflicting “extraordinary human struggling.” Grandi additionally introduced consideration to the 67 United Nations aid employees in Gaza who’ve been killed for the reason that battle started. He strongly condemned the actions of Hamas and referred to as for all hostages to be launched instantly.

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