Open-ended UNHRC war crime probe against Israel backed by 125 countries

Open-ended UNHRC war crime probe against Israel backed by 125 countries
Palestinian students inspect a classroom at a school destroyed during the recent 11-day Israeli war against the besieged Gaza Strip, on the first day of the new academic year in Gaza City, on August 16, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

An overwhelming majority of 125 countries have backed an unprecedented open-ended war crime investigation by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Israel, including into the 11-day Israeli deadly aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip earlier this year.

In May, the military of the Israeli regime bombarded the besieged Gaza Strip for 11 consecutive days, killing at least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children. In the aftermath of the brutal war, the 47-member UNHRC initially approved a probe into the crimes committed by the occupying entity against the inhabitants of the impoverished enclave.

Its broad mandate allows for a thorough probe into the human rights violations committed by the Israeli military…

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