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UN rights experts are urging Israel to stop using excessive force against Palestinian protesters

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Monday 14th of May 2018 02:31 PM

As the death toll continues to mount, UN rights experts are urging Israel to stop using excessive force against Palestinian protesters.

The 18-member UN committee said it was "gravely concerned that many of the persons who died or were injured were reportedly posing no imminent threat at the time they were shot."

They are "alarmed by the disproportionate use of force displayed by the Israeli security forces against Palestinian demonstrators."

It also voiced alarm at "many reports according to which Israeli authorities have denied and continue to deny access to urgent medical treatment to injured Palestinians."

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination are calling for an "impartial, independent investigation" into the military violence that has left dozens dead.

Palestinian protesters have died as preparations to open the US embassy in Jerusalem get under way.

The Palestinian government has accused Israel of committing a 'terrible massacre' in Gaza.

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