PCHR Welcomes UN Investigative Report on Violations Committed during March of Return


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 28, 2019

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory held a press conference held a press conference on Thursday, 28 February 2019, in the UN Headquarters in Geneva, in which the Chair and members of the Commission presented the conclusions and finding of their investigation during the period from 30 March until 31 December 2018.

PCHR expresses its satisfaction with what the UN Commission and report presented as its transparency and impartially demonstrate the truth about the violations committed by the Israeli forces against the peaceful demonstrators.

The Commission Members emphasized that the activities of the Great March of Return were peaceful in nature, and the applicable legal framework was thus based on international human rights law, which is rejected by Israel.  The Members also criticized the Israeli rules of engagement, which apparently permitted the use of live fire at the “main inciters”, emphasizing that this is illegal…