UN rights chief: Israeli force 'disproportionate'

December 28, 2008 17:47

The top UN human rights official said Sunday afternoon that Israel's military response to the firing of rockets at its territory by Palestinian terrorists is "disproportionate." UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she is distressed at the enormous loss of life in Gaza and calls on Israel to prevent collective punishment and the targeting of civilians. Pillay said in a statement Sunday that both sides should halt the violence and promptly take steps to end human suffering in Gaza by allowing aid supplies and independent monitors to enter the Palestinian territory.

Related Content

March 17, 2018
Russia expels 23 British diplomats as toxin-attack crisis deepens


Israel Weather
  • 15 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 28
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 16 - 25
    16 - 26
  • 23 - 31
    16 - 31