A relative of 15-year-0ld Yousif Al-Dayyah, killed by Israel forces, weeps during his funeral in Gaza, Feb. 13, 2019

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UN: Israel should face justice for crimes against humanity in Gaza

A relative of 15-year-0ld Yousif Al-Dayyah, killed by Israel forces, weeps during his funeral in Gaza, Feb. 13, 2019. (Reuters)

Israeli forces “have intentionally shot children. They have intentionally shot people with disabilities, they have intentionally shot journalists…”

“We found that one person, a double amputee, was shot and killed as he sat in his wheelchair (video below). On two separate days, two people visibly walking on crutches, were shot in the head…”

GENEVA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year, United Nations investigators said on Thursday.

The independent panel said it had confidential information about those it believes to be responsible for the unlawful killings, including Israeli army snipers and commanders. It called on Israel to prosecute them.

“The Israeli security forces…

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