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As Gaza death toll hits 30,000 the UN is calling for an investigation into war crimes

As the death toll in Gaza exceeds 30,000 people, the United Nations is calling for the investigation of war crimes on both sides. 

The United Nations top human right’s official Volker Türk has called for both Israel and Hamas to be investigated in his latest report, which was delivered on Thursday. 

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“For the past five months of warfare, the office has recorded many incidents that may amount to war crimes by Israeli forces, as well as indications the launching by Palestinian armed groups of indiscriminate projectiles across southern Israel and as far as Tel Aviv, also violate international humanitarian law, as does the continued holding of hostages.” Mr Türk  said. 

The current fighting began when Hamas militants attacked Israel on October 7, killing 1200 people. Israel launched an offensive in Gaza in October, following since then officials say 30,000 people have been killed.

Meanwhile, 100 people have been killed in Gaza while waiting for food from aid trucks. Palestinian Ministry of Health says Israeli forces fired at the crowd. Israel has blamed aid truck drivers, saying they drove into the crowd.

The Israel Defense Forces said “the incident is under review.”

Despite mounting global pressure to stop the conflict, Israel appears to have no interest in stopping the offensive. 

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