Published on Mar 4, 2015
A UN envoy is calling on Israel to investigate the deaths of more than 15-hundred Palestinian civilians during its recent war on the Gaza Strip. Makarim Wibisono says the disproportionate cost of Palestinian lives raises questions as to whether Tel Aviv adhered to international law during the war. The U-N special rapporteur on human rights added that most of the Palestinian victims were families killed in missile strikes on their homes, usually at night. Many of the victims were women and children. Palestinians are now pushing to join the International Criminal Court to bring charges against Israel for war crimes it commited during the 50-day offensive last summer.