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UN rights council votes for probe into 'crimes' committed in Gaza conflict

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UN rights council votes for probe into 'crimes' committed in Gaza conflict
UN rights council votes for probe into 'crimes' committed in Gaza conflict   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to launch an international investigation into crimes committed during the 11-day conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza.

By a vote of 24 states in favour, 9 against, with 14 abstentions, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution brought by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations.

“The draft resolution … is therefore adopted,” Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji’s ambassador who serves as current president of the Geneva forum, said after an all-day special session.