The United Nations human rights chief criticized Israel following weeks of mass protests that have left dozens of Palestinians dead.
Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein addressed a special meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, May 18.
He berated Israel for what he considered “disproportionate” killings of Palestinian demonstrators.
The U.N. Human Rights Council says violence along the border has left 87 dead in Gaza in the last six weeks.
Hussein said 60 Palestinians died and thousands were injured Monday while protesting the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.
He added that “on the Israeli side, one soldier was reportedly wounded, slightly, by a stone.”
Israel maintained its response was warranted to keep a mass influx of protesters from rushing through a blockade.
The Gaza Strip is controlled by the Islamic Hamas group, which Israel has labeled a terror organization.