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Israel rejects UN report on Gaza deaths as 'theater of the absurd'

Reuters , Thursday 28 Feb 2019
Israel Katz
Israel’s acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz (Photo: Reuters)
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Israel rejected as a “theater of the absurd” on Thursday a UN report that accused its forces of possible war crimes in killing scores of Palestinians during Gaza border protests last year.

Acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in a statement that the UN Human Rights Council had “produced another hostile, mendacious and slanted report against the State of Israel ... No one can deny Israel the right of self-defense and the obligation to defend its citizens and borders from violent attacks.”

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