Tuesday, July 28, 2015   

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:
Malaysian NGO says America barters lives of trafficking victims for economic gain (6 mins ago)
NGOs condemn favourable US report on Malaysia human trafficking (15 mins ago)
(MERS virus) South Korea says one patient still in hospital (1 hr 20 mins ago)
Indonesia quake shatters buildings (1 hr 24 mins ago)
Huckabee denounced for saying Obama marching Israelis to ‘oven’ (07-27 20:20)
South Sudan quagmire troubles Obama (07-27 20:07)
Aquino pats self on the back amid popular anger (07-27 20:04)
Aquino the target of burning rage (07-27 18:20)
Scottish peer Sewel lusted after Asian women for orgies (07-27 17:30)
Disgraced Scottish peer captured on video in semi-nude drug-fueled romp with sex workers (07-27 17:14)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 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 2015, 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.