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