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Israel summons ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia & Belgium over Gaza vote

AFP
Jerusalem, IsraelUpdated: May 21, 2018, 09:39 PM IST

File photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph:(Reuters)

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The Spanish and Slovenian ambassadors were called in on Monday, while the Belgian envoy was to be summoned on Tuesday.

Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a UN body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border, the foreign ministry said Monday.

The Spanish and Slovenian ambassadors were called in on Monday, while the Belgian envoy was to be summoned on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement.

The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings. The three European countries were among 29 that voted in favour.