UN Chief Says Killing of Palestinian Children ‘Unconscionable’


Almost 40 Palestinian children have been killed so far this year in the occupied territories and in many incidents; Israeli forces appear to use lethal force in a manner that violates international human rights law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said. 

Nineteen children were killed in occupied Palestinian territory in the last week alone, Bachelet said.  

The United Nations rights chief issued a statement on Thursday expressing “alarm” at the large numbers of Palestinians—particularly children—who have been killed and injured by Israeli forces in occupied Palestinian territory so far this year. 

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