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ICC prosecutor vows to 'take action' over Gaza killings

Sixty-two Palestinians were killed on Monday [Getty]

Date of publication: 15 May, 2018

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The ICC's chief prosecutor vowed on Tuesday that she was watching closely the killings in Gaza, and would 'take any action warranted' to pursue those responsible of war crimes.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) vowed on Tuesday that she was watching closely killings in Gaza, and would "take any action warranted" to prosecute anyone deemed to be a suspected war criminal.

Fatou Bensouda's comments come after the shooting dead of at least 61 Palestinians were gunned down on the border of Gaza during protests.

"My staff is vigilantly following developments on the ground and recording any alleged crime that could fall within" the tribunal's jurisdiction, she warned in a statement to AFP, adding: "The violence must stop."

At least 61 Palestinians were killed on Monday in the deadliest day in the besieged territory since 2014 war. 

Over 2,400 Palestinians were wounded as Israeli snipers continued to fire into crowds in an attempt to suppress the demonstrations against the US relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem.

The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation, along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said.

The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of a "terrible massacre" in Gaza, with the mass killings of unarmed protesters globally condemned.

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