UN says Israel's killings at Gaza protests may amount to war crimes

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Inquiry accuses army of killing demonstrators ‘who were not posing an imminent threat’

UN investigators have accused Israeli soldiers of intentionally firing on civilians and said they may have committed war crimes in their lethal response to Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza.

The independent Commission of Inquiry, set up last year by the UN’s human rights council, said Israeli forces killed 189 people and shot more than 6,100 others with live ammunition near the fence that divides the two territories.

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#COIProtests: 81% of gunshots injuries where to the legs of demonstrators. 122 people had one or both legs amputated. 20 were children under 18 #Gaza #UN #HumanRights pic.twitter.com/hNvWzQCHZi

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