Sunday, 17 October 2021 10:37 GMT

UN rights chief condemns Israel’s employment of force against Palestinian people

(MENAFN) On Monday, Sep. 13 the UN human rights chief denounced the employment of "excessive or entirely unwarranted" power by Israeli security forces on Palestinian people and the Palestinian Authority's "crackdowns on dissent," in a spoken report at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council.

Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, stated at the beginning of the session: "in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, I deplore continued and increasing instances of excessive or entirely unwarranted use of force against Palestinian civilians by Israeli Security Forces."

She noted that this year to date, 54 Palestinian people, comprising 12 kids were killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank – over the double of 2020 figure.

More than 1,000 persons have been wounded with live ammunition. The regular resort to fatal force is evidently against international standards.

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