US blocks Security Council from calling for a UN investigation into the situation in Gaza

May 15, 2018 – Louis Charbonneau, UN director at Human Rights Watch:

In a now habitual move, the US blocked the Security Council from calling for a UN investigation into the situation in Gaza, sending the message that Israeli security forces’ calculated killings of protesters will come with no cost.

The Security Council’s silence and inaction will only encourage future Israeli abuses in Gaza and further undermine US credibility by highlighting US double standards as it seeks to mobilize the Council to hold abusers to account in crises like Syria and Myanmar.

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