UN human rights chief condemns Israel-Gaza violence

A Palestinian man hurls rocks towards Israeli positions. Credit: Press Association Images

The United Nations Human Rights chief has condemned both Palestinian and Israelis for an escalation of violence across the Israel-Gaza border following the death of three Jewish teens and a Palestinian boy.

"From a human rights point of view, I utterly condemn these rocket attacks and more especially I condemn Israel's excessive acts of retaliation," UN Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told journalists in Vienna.

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