The European Union calls for an independent investigation into the mass graves discovered

The European Union calls for an independent investigation into the mass graves discovered

Israeli forces withdrew from the hospital and its surrounding areas on 8 April 2024, after a two-week operation in Gaza City.
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Peter Stano, spokesman for the European Union's diplomatic corps, announced that the European Union wants to conduct an investigation “independent” Regarding the mass graves that were discovered in the two main hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

The European Union announced on Wednesday through its spokesman that it wanted to conduct an investigation “independent” After the discovery of mass graves in the two main hospitals in the Gaza Strip. “This is what prompts us to demand an independent investigation into all suspicions and circumstances.” For this discovery, “Because it creates the impression that human rights violations may occur.”This was announced by European Union Diplomatic Corps spokesman Peter Stano.

On Tuesday, the United Nations called for an international investigation into the mass graves that were discovered in the two main hospitals in the Gaza Strip. Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement “aghast” By destroying the largest hospital in Gaza, Al-Shifa Hospital, and the second largest hospital in the Palestinian territories, Al-Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, “And the discovery of mass graves near these places.”. The Israeli army denied any responsibility. Emphasize it “The claim of burying Palestinian bodies is baseless.”She pointed out.

Hospitals were hit hard

A civil defense official in the Gaza Strip told AFP on Tuesday that his teams had found the bodies of about 340 people in mass graves in Nasser Hospital since Saturday. As for Al-Shifa Hospital, the World Health Organization indicated, in early April, that its capacity had declined to 100%. “empty shell” Human remains from the recent Israeli operation against him.

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Hospitals in the Gaza Strip have been severely targeted during the military operation carried out by the Israeli army in the Palestinian territories since the deadly attack carried out by Hamas fighters from Gaza in Israel on October 7. Israel says the Palestinian Islamic Movement used hospitals to carry out attacks, hide tunnels and hide weapons. Hamas denied these accusations.

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