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Amnesty International Describes Gaza Incidents as ‘War Crimes’

16 May 2018 Did Press Agency

The attacks on Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on Monday are “willful killings constituting war crimes,” the Amnesty International said.

Thousands of Palestinians have gathered on Gaza Strip’s eastern border since early morning to take part in protests aimed to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The rallies will culminate on Tuesday, May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s establishment — an event Palestinians refer to as the “Nakba” or “the Catastrophe”.

Since the rallies began on March 30, at least 58 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed and some 2771 were injured, according to Health Ministry figures.

The UN on Monday urged Israel to stop the disproportionate use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza strip and initiate an impartial and independent investigation into killings of protesters.

Turkey also declared a three-day national mourning in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

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