UN Warns of Increasing Violence outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

UN Warns of Increasing Violence in Palestine, Israel

Laila Afifa

4 March 2023 11:15 WIB

Palestinians, who took refuge in a United Nations-run school during the recent cross-border violence between Palestinian militants and Israel, return to their home following Israel-Hamas truce, in Gaza May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

TEMPO.COGeneva – Increasing violence against both the people of Israel and Palestine has had tragic consequences on the innocents, United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said on Friday, March 3.

Speaking at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Turk said that the year 2022 saw the highest number of Palestinians killed in the past 17 years and Israelis killed since 2016.

“This death toll has further, and sharply, deteriorated in the first weeks of 2023, and in the month that has just ended,” Turk said, during the interactive dialogue on his report on the occupied Palestinian territory.X

According to Turk’s latest report, 131 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces over the past year outside any context of hostilities.

Since 2017, fewer than 15 percent of such killings had been investigated, Turk said, and fewer than 1 percent had led to an indictment.

He told the Council that during the same period, thirteen Israelis were killed by Palestinians, including three children.

“On both sides, there is, I believe, a growing sense of a narrowing future, in which nobody can even hope for peace and security, for anyone’s children,” he said.

He urged decision-makers and people on all sides to step back from the context of extremism and violence and find a two-state solution, with mutual recognition of the legitimate rights of all Israelis and Palestinians to live in dignity, peace, and security.

“For this violence to end, the occupation must end,” he underlined.

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