Guterres calls for probe into deadly Gaza clashes

Sixteen people were killed by Israeli fire as thousands of Palestinian protesters marched to Gaza’s border

March 31, 2018 09:35 am | Updated 10:42 am IST - UNITED NATIONS:

 U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (FILE)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (FILE)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for “an independent and transparent investigation” into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops as Security Council members urge restraint and a lowering of tensions on both sides.

The council didn’t decide on any action after an emergency meeting Friday.

 

Sixteen people were killed by Israeli fire as thousands of Palestinian protesters marched to Gaza’s border. Israel’s military accused militants of trying to conduct attacks under the cover of protests and said thousands of Palestinians threw stones and rolled burning tires toward troops.

Heinous massacre not condemned: Riyad Mansour

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour has said he is disappointed the council didn’t condemn what he called a “heinous massacre.”

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon says the international community shouldn’t be taken in by what he called “a well-organized and violent terror-gathering.”

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