ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 148

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UN rights chief urges international probe into alleged Israel-Hamas war violations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk speaks during a press conference in Cairo on November 8, 2023. (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk speaks during a press conference in Cairo on November 8, 2023. (Khaled Desouki/AFP)

The UN human rights chief decries serious allegations of violations of international law in the Israel-Hamas war, suggesting an international investigation was needed.

“Extremely serious allegations of multiple and profound breaches of international humanitarian law, whoever commits them, demand rigorous investigation and full accountability,” Volker Turk says in a briefing on the situation to UN member states, adding that an “international investigation is called for.”

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