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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: United Nations Human Rights Council Twenty-first Special Session 23 July 2014: The human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

, Index number: MDE 15/015/2014

In this statement, Amnesty International urges the Security Council to impose an immediate arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups with the aim of preventing further serious violations of human rights. As Israeli forces continue the relentless bombardment of Gaza and Hamas and Palestinian armed groups persist in firing indiscriminate rockets at Israeli towns, it is imperative that the Human Rights Council sends the clearest possible message that all parties must stop the violence and respect international humanitarian law and human rights.

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