The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted to immediately dispatch a team of international experts to Gaza to determine whether Israel committed war crimes by shooting Palestinian protesters participating in the Great March of Return.
The death toll from Friday's rally is the largest since the last Israeli war on Gaza in the summer of 2014. Since then Gaza has seen a long period of calm but difficult economic conditions and the Israeli blockade may be the final chapter in the four-year truce between Hamas and Israel.
Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the Gaza strip as a result of Israel's military blockade, which has been ongoing for more than a decade, the strip's collective of charitable organizations has warned.
GAZA, Palestine, August 22, 2016 - People in the Palestinian Gaza Strip said at least 30 Israeli airstrikes took place in the territory on Sunday night after a rocket was fired earlier in the day from the territory into Israel, landing in an open area and injuring no one.