Zeid Ra’ad “People in Gaza are in jail”


The UN human rights chief has accused Israel of human rights abuses in Palestine.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN special rapporteur on Human Rights Watch, said the situation in the Palestinian territories has been deteriorating, and about 1.9 million people in Gaza are in jail until birth .

The UN meeting is expected to set up a committee of investigations into the Gaza battles that killed at least 60 people and injured at least 2,700 people.

The Israeli ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, told the committee that investigations into Gaza violence would not change the actual situation there.

Gaza demonstrations took place on Monday, when the United States launched its Israeli tourist mission in Jerusalem.


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