The UN human rights office said on Friday it has indications that Israeli forces used "excessive force" during a deadly crackdown on protesters last week in Gaza and expressed concerns about possible further violence.
She said live fire by Israel forces killed 16 people and reportedly wounded more than 1,000 others, many who were unarmed. She also said there were "ominous statements" from Israeli authorities leading up to protests.
The Islamist movement Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave, called for another mass protest as part of the Land Day actions to claim the right of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to return to their homeland.
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