Call to probe deaths of protesting Palestinians
The Security Council has devolved into a war of words with calls from several members in addition to Palestine's Ambassador for an independent investigation into the deaths of dozens of Palestinians protesting their occupation in Gaza.
Israeli forces killed close to 60 protestors along its border with Gaza injuring close to one thousand five hundred, prompting South Africa and Turkey to withdraw their envoys to Israel. Israel's envoy defended its actions arguing it was targeting terrorists trying to infiltrate its territory while the United States rejected claims that its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem was justification for any violence:
Sherwyn Bryce-Pease reports...