UN expert says Israel has committed genocide in Gaza, calls for arms embargo

Published on 27 Mar 2024 1:03:05 PM

A United Nations expert told the global body's Human Rights Council on Tuesday (March 26) that Israel's military campaign in Gaza since Oct. 7 amounted to genocide and called on countries to immediately impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

"It is my solemn duty to report on the worst of what humanity is capable of and to present my findings," Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, told the UN rights body in Geneva, presenting a report called "The Anatomy of a Genocide."

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