Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the OPT

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Introductory Text

The Report

Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory - A/HRC/40/74
(Release Date: 28 February 2019)

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Report of the detailed findings of the independent international Commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory A/HRC/40/CRP.2
(Release Date: 18 March 2019)
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Media Outreach

Press release:

UN Commission urges Israel to review rules of engagement before Gaza protest anniversary
18 March 2019
Arabic | English | Hebrew

No Justification for Israel to Shoot Protesters with Live Ammunition
28 February 2019
Arabic | English | Hebrew


B-roll for broadcasters can be downloaded here:

  • Incident Compilation at Gaza separation fence during protests
    Israeli snipers deployed near the separation fence to police the protests referred to as “the Great March of Return”, shot over 6106 demonstrators, killing 183, between 30 March 2018 and 31 December 2018.
  • Ahmad Abu Artema: the Reasons [Shotlist & storyline]
    Ahmed Abu Artema, a poet and journalist in Gaza, is one of the initiators of the protests by the separation fence to Israel, referred to as the Great March of Return.
    The Voice from the Other Side of the Fence
    Yael Raz Lachyani is a resident of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, 800 meters from the separation fence to Gaza.
  • Minors injured [Shotlist & storyline]
    Ahmad, 15, was injured in his lung and his arm. His father Mohammad went searching for him. “I was 4 meters from him when I heard gunshots. It was Ahmad.”
    6106 protesters by the Gaza separation fence have been shot by live ammunition. 159 are women. Maryam, 16, is one of them.

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Questions & Answers

Background Information

Infographics

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Children © UNHRC
 
Journalists © UNHRC 
Journalists © UNHRC
Amputations © UNHRC
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Fires © UNHRC
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Map

Web Map

Map of Eritrea

Photos

COI Commissioners (from left to right): Kaari Betty Murungi; Sara Hossain & Santiago Canton (Chair) © OHCHR
COI Commissioners (from left to right):
Kaari Betty Murungi; Sara Hossain &
Santiago Canton (Chair) © OHCHR

Graphic Illustrations

Public hearings

Witness testimony

COI on Gaza – Presentational Video


Lethal force used against demonstrators not posing imminent threat
Viewer discretion is advised, this video shows graphic content

Maryam, 16, shot by live ammunition: “I want to stand on my own two feet and hold a degree”


Ahmad Ghanem, 15, was injured in his lung and his arm. His father Mohammad went searching for him

Ahmed Abu Artema is one of the initiators of the protests. He speaks about the reasons

Yael Raz Lachyani, resident of Kibbutz Nahal Oz: The voice from the other side of the fence



Over 6106 protesters have been shot. More than 4900 were hit in the legs. Khalil al-Fakhi, 19, is one of them

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