Pope calls for peace af­ter ‘de­fense­less’ killed in Gaza Is­rael re­jects calls for in­quiry af­ter soldiers kill 15 pro­test­ers

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that do not spare the de­fense­less.”

Is­rael’s de­fence min­is­ter has re­jected calls for an in­quiry into the killings by the mil­i­tary dur­ing a Pales­tinian demon­stra­tion at the Gaza-Is­rael bor­der. More than 700 peo­ple were also in­jured.

UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Antonio Guter­res, Fed­er­ica Mogherini, the EU’s for­eign pol­icy chief, and other lead­ers have called for an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the blood­shed.

De­fense Min­is­ter Avig­dor Lieber­man said troops acted ap­pro­pri­ately and fired only at Pales­tinian pro­test­ers who posed a threat, AP re­ported.

Pope Fran­cis salutes a child af­ter lead­ing the Easter Mass at the Vat­i­can on Sun­day. (AP)

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