UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay alarmed at the Israeli military operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in #Gaza
, as well as the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into #Israel
“I urge all sides to steadfastly respect their obligations under international #HumanRights
law and international humanitarian law to protect civilians,” Pillay says.
Pillay is deeply concerned about the prospect of a ground offensive and strongly echoes the UN Secretary-General’s call for a ceasefire.
“I have been to Gaza and I have been to Sderot myself and have seen how traumatic these air strikes and rocket attacks are on civilians, especially children. They must stop,” Pillay warns.