Euro-Med Monitor Calls for Permanent UN Presence at Gaza Protests

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor sent an urgent letter to Mr. Clement Nyaletsossi Voule, the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, that called for sending a UN mission to monitor the protests along the Gaza eastern border and to document the Israeli practices against protesters taking part in what Palestinians call the Great March of Return.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor stated that the use of excessive force against protesters may constitute a crime under the Rome Statute, calling for an end to the blockade on Gaza, which is a form of collective punishment of Palestinian citizens, and that constitutes a grave violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Source: Palestine Chronicle