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Israel's defence minister rejects UN calls for inquiry in to Palestinian protest deaths

Israel’s defence minister rejected calls for an inquiry into the killing of 15 Palestinians by Israeli security forces shooting at a Palestinian protest at the Gaza Israel border on Friday.

The violence was met by calls from the UN Secretary General for an immediate independent and transparent investigation into the deaths of Palestinian civilians.

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberment, rejected condemnation of Israel’s actions, claiming that soldiers along the Gaza border did what was necessary to protect the border.

“As for the commission of inquiry there won’t be one,” he added in an interview with Israeli Army Radio.

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