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Probe will prove Israeli war crimes — Palestinians

A probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says.

Speaking after Israel complains that the inquiry is biased, Maliki says the Palestinians are confident in the commission, set up last month after the top UN human rights body adopted a Palestinian-drafted resolution over US opposition.

“We have full confidence that this commission is going to do everything to demonstrate that Israel has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity in its attack on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,” Maliki tells journalists in the Venezuelan capital as he arrives for an official visit.

“We are going to cooperate with this commission when it arrives in Palestine,” he adds. “We know Israel won’t allow it to enter the West Bank, and we will seek alternatives so that the commission can carry out its mission.”

— AFP

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