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Palestine calls for UN probe into Israeli killings in Gaza

Palestine's UN ambassador calls for fact-finding mission after Israel killed 39 protesters in Gaza since March 30.

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Riyad Mansour's remarks come as Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against protesters [File: EPA]

Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations has called on the UN Security Council to form an independent commission tasked with looking into Israel’s “crimes” including the killing and wounding of Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Riyad Mansour said on Friday evening that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to submit a list of complaints in the coming days to the UN Human Rights Council, with the intention of establishing an investigative committee or a fact-finding mission.

“It seems that the Israeli occupying forces are not restraining themselves, they’re not listening to anyone and they are continuing with this massacre,” Mansour told reporters in New York.

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