Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory* | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory*

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In its resolution S-28/1, the Human Rights Council established the international independent commission of inquiry with a mandate to, inter alia, investigate all alleged violations and abuses of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip,

in the context of the military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018, and to report thereon to the Council at its fortieth session.
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Santiago Canton (Argentina) (Chair), Sara Hossain (Bangladesh) and Kaari Betty Murungi (Kenya) were appointed to the commission by the President of the Human Rights Council.
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A secretariat from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was appointed to support the commission. Despite several requests, Israel did not grant the commission access to Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territory nor did it cooperate or provide information. While the Government of Egypt indicated a willingness to provide access to Gaza for the commission, ultimately it did not, citing security reasons. The commission undertook missions to Amman in November 2018 and Istanbul, Turkey in December 2018. 4.

The commission is grateful to the Governments of Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and the State of Palestine for their cooperation with the commission and for facilitating its work.

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