GENEVA, Thursday, February 23, 2023 (WAFA) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk expressed today his concern at the Israeli occupation forces’ use of explosive weapons during the massacre yesterday in Nablus.
“Conducting an operation involving shoulder-launched explosive projectiles and other weapons typically associated with hostilities in a highly populated area in broad daylight at a time of heightened public activity suggests concerning disregard for the lives and security of bystanders,” Turk said.
He added, "I am deeply concerned that scores of Palestinians, including a boy and three older men, were killed and hundreds injured in the Israeli operation [attack] in Nablus".
"I reiterate my recent call to halt the illogic of escalation that has been building up to the detriment of the human rights of both Palestinians and Israelis.”
Turk urged an investigation of all killings and serious injuries in accordance with international norms and standards.