The United Nations has announced that it would publish today the results of an investigation into war crimes alleged to have been committed by both the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

The independent UN commission of inquiry, composed of chair Mary McGowan Davis and Senegalese lawyer and human rights expert Doudou Diene was launched a year ago at the request of the Palestinians.

A ceasefire last August ended fifty days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which more than 2,100 Palestinians were killed.

Israel put the number of its dead at 67 soldiers and six civilians.

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