Rights Council Condemns Gross Violations in Gaza, Establishes Commission of Inquiry
The Human Rights Council adopted -- by a vote of 29 in favour, 1 against and 17 abstentions -- a resolution condemning in the strongest terms “the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms arising from the Israeli military operations carried out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 13 June 2014”. By the same resolution, the Council established an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate
"all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip".
Muhammad Muhammad, Chargé d'affaires a.i. at the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), addresses the Council.