Turkey welcomes UN’s panel decision to probe Israel’s war crimes
Relatives of Palestinians killed during the overnight shelling of the eastern Gaza district of Shejaiya by the Israeli army arrive at the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital on July 20, 2014 in Gaza City. AFP PhotoTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has welcomed a U.N. Human Rights Council decision to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza, repeating his call upon Israel to stop its "inhumane attacks" in Gaza.
“We welcome the decision taken by the U.N. Human Rights Council to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Gaza,” Davutoğlu said on his Twitter account July 24.
Davutoğlu said the process at the U.N. panel was launched upon Turkey’s initiative and that Turkey was determined to pursue the process.
“Israel’s atrocities in Gaza should be immediately investigated and the results should be shared with the international community,” he said. “We call upon Israel once again to stop its inhumane attacks in Gaza.”
The U.N. Human Rights Council investigated Israel’s attacks on Gaza in 2009 and accused both Israel and Hamas of committing war crimes.