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Discovery of mass grave in Gaza prompts calls for international investigation

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for an international investigation to look at possible war crimes that might have been committed amid accusations that Israeli forces are executing prisoners in Gaza.

“According to testimonies of Palestinian citizens, more than 30 decomposing bodies of Palestinian martyrs were discovered buried in the northern Gaza Strip,” the ministry said in a statement. “They were killed while blindfolded and with their hands tied, as clear evidence that they were executed… in the most horrific forms.

“The ministry believes that the discovery of this mass grave in this brutal form reflects the scale of the tragedy to which Palestinian civilians are exposed, the mass massacres and executions of even detainees, in flagrant and gross violation of all relevant international norms and laws.”