By Prensa Latina
Geneva : Anglican Archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has asked Israel to improve on its human rights records with Palestine before the next meeting of the Human Rights Council.
In a report submitted to the fifth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Tutu briefed the meeting of the results of his investigations into the attacks on civilians in the Palestinian city of Beit Hanoun in November 2006.
Israel bombed Beit Hanoun, killing 19 civilians and wounding 51 and destroying several houses, Tutu said.
The South African archbishop suggested Israel report on the steps taken in that regard before September, when the HRC will meet again "to guarantee incidents like that in Beit Hanoun do not occur again".
Tutu noted that due to Israel's refusal to grant visas, the members of the HRC mission could not travel to Beit Hanoun, adding that he intended to investigate the situation in northern Gaza and other areas as well.