Home > News > World
Wednesday July 23, 2014 MYT 6:10:02 PM
Wednesday July 23, 2014 MYT 6:11:11 PM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians accused each other of war crimes at an emergency debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday, and both said their actions during Israel's assault on Gaza were within the rules of international law.
"Israel will destroy Hamas' military infrastructure," Israel's ambassador to the body, Eviatar Manor, told the debate, referring to the Palestinian militant group controlling Gaza. "However, the Gaza residents are not our enemy. Israel is fully committed to international law," he added.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki urged world powers to end what he called Israel's impunity, adding: "Israel must be held accountable for its crimes." His speech was greeted by loud applause.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
U.N. rights inquiry says Israel must remove settlers
U.N. envoy says Assad can't be in Syrian transition
China bristling, Spain seeks to curb its judges' international rights clout
Iran, big power nuclear talks hit snag on centrifuge research
War-weary Ukraine set to pick pro-Western parliament in election
Botswana president's party secures election victory
Egypt eyes legal restrictions, military measures after Sinai attacks
Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganisation'
U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests
What makes us age faster, or slower?
Get ready to Surge with upcoming superwatch from Fitbit
Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations - Yomiuri poll
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)