Tutu to investigate Gaza killings for UN

Archbishop Desmond Tutu will visit Gaza later this week to conduct a United Nations investigation into the killing of 19 Palestinians by Israeli shells in November 2006.

According to a report by Ekklesia:

[Tutu] is intending to visit the scene of the incident in which Israeli forces fired an artillery barrage into the Gazan town of Beit Hanoun.

The UN Human Rights Council set up the fact-finding mission in 2006, with Tutu charged with reporting back with his findings, but Tutu had been denied a visa for the last 18 months.

Read it all here.

Recently Bishop Tutu spoke at the UN on Faith and Health. Ecumenical News International (ENI) reports:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a man known for speaking out about injustices from whatever side they come, and for his charismatic preaching peppered with heart-wrenching anecdotes. However, when he visited the United Nations in Geneva on 20 May, he stressed the link between “faith and health”.

Listen to his speech here.

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