Video: “attempts to cross fence not grounds for use of live ammunition” – UN statement


UN spokesman Rupert Colville

The United Nations organisation has made a statement on the slaughter of around sixty unarmed demonstrators, with thousands of others badly injured according to Doctors Without Borders, in Gaza yesterday by Israeli forces.

In a voice that seemed almost breaking with emotion, UN spokesman Rupert Colville emphasised that no conditions under international law had been met in yesterday’s circumstances to provide legal justification for the decision to open fire with live ammunition on crowds of unarmed protesters – along with children, journalists and emergency responders:

Anyone claiming that Israel was legitimately defending itself under international law yesterday is simply wrong, according to the UN.

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