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UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

UN rights body backs call for accountability over alleged war crimes in Gaza conflict
Frank Jordans, The Associated Press

BERLIN - The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

The decision by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council has no binding effect, but adds to pressure for war crimes prosecutions before the International Criminal Court.

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