The Israeli military’s massacre of Palestinians Monday sparked widespread international condemnation. South Africa has also recalled its ambassador to Israel. Turkey has recalled both its ambassadors to Israel and the United States and has declared three days of mourning starting on Friday.
Meanwhile, the United States blocked a U.N. Security Council statement calling for an independent investigation into the killings. This is Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the U.N. high commissioner for human rights.
Ravina Shamdasani: “We’ve been seeing the shocking killing of dozens of protesters and the injury of hundreds of others in Gaza today by Israeli live fire. These outrageous human rights violations must be brought to account. Those who are responsible must be brought to account. And there must be justice for the victims. The high commissioner for human rights is calling on the international community to ensure that the victims of these human rights violations receive justice.”