By Lawrence Audu
The U.N. human rights office condemned Monday’s “appalling deadly violence” by Israeli security forces in Gaza and said it was extremely worried about what might happen later on Tuesday, while calling for an independent investigation.
U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva that Israel had a right to defend its borders according to international law, but lethal force must only be used a last resort, and was not justified by Palestinians approaching the Gaza fence.
Gazans bury their dead
Palestinians have on Tuesday continued to rally in Gaza for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier. Meanwhile on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with more protests.