Note to Correspondents In response to a question raised at the Noon briefing on the Israeli investigations into events in Gaza in 2014
In response to a question raised at the Noon briefing on the Israeli investigations into events in Gaza in 2014, the Spokesman had the following to say after briefing:
The Secretary-General is aware of Israeli Military Advocate General's decision on the status of investigations into alleged crimes committed during the 2014 hostilities, which is the first such update in over 13 months. He notes the Gaza Board of Inquiry's findings on the incident and reminds the Israeli authorities that United Nations premises are inviolable and should be places of safety, particularly a situations of armed conflict.
As we approach the second anniversary of the ceasefire, there is still a low rate of investigations opened into these serious allegations. The Secretary-General continues to spare no effort to ensure that such incidents will never be repeated and hopes that additional cases currently under review by the Israeli authorities are given the impartial and proper due process.