Friday, November 28, 2014   

UN condemns Israel and Hamas
(07-23 17:30)

Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while also condemning indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian militants Hamas.
"There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,'' Pillay told an emergency session on Israel's Gaza offensive at the UN Human Rights Council, citing attacks that have killed Palestinian civilians, including children.
She said Israeli children and other civilians also had a right to live without constant fear of rocket attacks.
"Once again, the principles of distinction and precaution are clearly not being observed during such indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups,'' she said. --AFP   
Other World breaking news:
Ferguson takes comfort in Thanksgiving (1 hr 44 mins ago)
Japan readies asteroid probe for lift off (1 hr 53 mins ago)
Floating football pitch keeps Thai tourist blues at bay (1 hr 58 mins ago)
South African disease lab on frontline of Ebola fight (1 hr 59 mins ago)
Scotland to be granted greater autonomy: commission (11-27 18:48)
Toyota, Daihatsu announce new Takata airbag recall (11-27 18:36)
Scuba-diving Santa spreads Christmas cheer in Japan (11-27 17:43)
E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount carcinogens: Japan research (11-27 17:07)
General strike shuts down services across Greece (11-27 15:58)
India 'raped' girls found hanging killed selves: investigators (11-27 15:50)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.