The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called for an investigation into what he dubbed Israel’s use of “high-impact explosive weapons” in Gaza, which he claimed was causing indiscriminate destruction in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Volker Turk, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Israel must end its use of such weapons in the densely populated area, home to 2.3 million Palestinians, half of whom have been displaced by fighting in the last month.

The region was engulfed in a full-blown war after Hamas terrorists launched a surprise attack on October 7 against Israel which claimed the lives of 1,400 Israeli civilians.

Israel has faced harsh criticism on the international stage for using excessive force after it unleashed a massive aerial and ground campaign with efforts focusing on opening a humanitarian corridor to alleviate the plight of the civilian population caught up in the conflict.