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Israel Admits to ‘Mistakenly’ Killing 11 Palestinians

Israel Admits to ‘Mistakenly’ Killing 11 Palestinians

Friday, 15 March, 2019 - 08:00
Palestinians protest along the Israel-Gaza border fence, March 1, 2019. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
Tel Aviv - Asharq Al-Awsat
A senior Israeli military official admitted that the army “mistakenly” killed 11 Palestinians while clamping down on the Marches of Return along the Gaza Strip border.

Investigations are ongoing in seven similar cases, despite several months of denials by the Israeli military.

The number of Palestinian martyrs in the Return Marches, which started on March 30, 2018, exceeded 250, including more than 50 children, while more than 6,000 have been wounded.

The Palestinian government has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and several UN organizations to investigate Israeli war crimes against Gaza protesters.

The UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) has issued a report strongly condemning the Israeli crackdown on the protesters.

Although Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu downplayed the report, the Attorney General Unit in the Ministry of Justice, which he leads, is preparing to confront any ICC and OHCHR move against Israel.

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