UN urges Israel halt violations

The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution demanding a halt to Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. The Council also decided on dispatching a fact finding mission to Gaza.
Thursday witnessed more bloodshed by Israeli occupation troops, that left 23 Palestinians dead. One Israeli soldier was kiled by a sniper shot. Meanwhile the Palestinian government declared martial law in Gaza, and called up on the Palestinian security forces to join the resistance factions in fighting the Israeli invasion.