U.N. rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive

A Palestinian mother lies on the ground as she mourns the death of her son, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, at a hospital in Gaza City July 23, 2014. (Reuters)

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into violations that may have been committed during Israel’s latest military offensive in Gaza, according to Reuters news agency.

At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member Geneva state forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favour, 1 against (the United States) with 17 abstentions (including some European Union members).


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