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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement that in the past four weeks, 42 Palestinians had been killed and more than 5,500 wounded along the fence in Gaza, with no reports of Israeli casualties.
Netanyahu last week also warned Iran not to test his country’s resolve, saying: “Our policy can be summed up in three words: aggression against aggression.”
“I was shocked,” Margalit Tzan’ani, an Israeli singer of Yemeni descent, told Army Radio. “We were taught about the titans of Zionism, people who have streets named after them who are, forgive me, racists.”
The total number of Palestinian protesters to have been killed since last Friday, when mass rallies began along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel, now stands at 20.
“Israel and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees have reached unprecedented understandings for the departure of at least 16,250 migrants … to Western nations,” the Israeli statement said, without naming the countries.
“Israeli soldiers did what was necessary. I think all our soldiers deserve a medal,” the defense minister, Israel’s defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, told Army Radio. “As for a commission of inquiry – there won’t be one.”