Smith calls for investigation into killing of Palestinians

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Brendan Smith has called for an investigation under the auspices of the UN into the killing of three Palestinians in Israel.

Deputy Smith commented, “It is shocking to hear about three more people being killed by Israeli authorities in the city of Jerusalem. Despite claims from the Israeli authorities that the Palestinians were carrying concealed weapons, this level of violence is not acceptable.

“These killings need to be independently investigated. The EU and the rest of the world cannot stand on the sidelines while the possibility of retaliation killings becomes common place again. There needs to be direct intervention at the highest possible diplomatic level to prevent more killings”.