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Israel Rejects Cooperation With UN Human Rights Council Commission, Foreign Ministry Says

Sputnik – 27.05.2021

Israel refuses to cooperate with the commission on Gaza and Israel, the creation of which is envisaged by a UN Human Rights Council resolution, and rejects the resolution itself, claiming that it acted in accordance with international law and ethical standards, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling for the creation of a commission of inquiry to investigate violations in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

“Israel rejects outright the resolution adopted today (Thursday, 27 May 2021) by the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body with a built-in anti-Israel majority, guided by hypocrisy and absurdity. Any resolution that fails to condemn the firing of over 4,300 rockets by a terror organization at Israeli civilians, or even to mention the terror organization Hamas, is nothing more than a moral failure and a stain on the international community and the UN,” the statement says.

The ministry noted that Israeli security forces had acted in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in accordance with international law, protecting their citizens from Hamas attacks.

“Israel cannot and will not cooperate with such an investigation,” the statement says.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the resolution a mockery of international law.

“Today’s shameful decision is yet another example of the UN Human Rights Council’s blatant anti-Israel obsession. Once again, an immoral automatic majority at the Council whitewashes a genocidal terrorist organization that deliberately targets Israeli civilians while turning Gaza’s civilians into human shields. This while depicting as the “guilty party” a democracy acting legitimately to protect its citizens from thousands of indiscriminate rocket attacks. This travesty makes a mockery of international law and encourages terrorists worldwide,” Netanyahu said.

The resolution adopted on Thursday by the UN Human Rights Council, inter alia, calls for the urgent creation of a permanent independent international commission of inquiry, to be appointed by the president of the UN Human Rights Council, to investigate all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel before and after April 13, 2021, as well as all root causes of recurring tension, instability and protracted conflict, including systematic discrimination and repression on the basis of national, ethnic, racial or religious affiliation.

May 28, 2021 - Posted by | War Crimes | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “Israel rejects outright the resolution adopted today (Thursday, 27 May 2021) by the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body with a built-in anti-Israel majority, guided by hypocrisy and absurdity”.

    There they go again. “The Human Rights Council” is apparently “Anti-Semitic”….Even before it is formed(by the nations representing most of the World). “Surely he can’t be serious”!

    “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the resolution a mockery of international law”.

    That’s a laugh, coming from a country that refuses to join the International Criminal Court(along with the USA), because they do not want to be an inclusive party to World Peace.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 28, 2021 | Reply

  2. Everybody is anti-Israel, the whole world knows what a gangster murderous state it is, this “Jewish State.” And lies?? More lies than pathetic “rockets” which rarely kill anybody. In any case, the ratio is always 1 Israeli death for 10 Palestinian deaths. The UN should vote to kick Israel out permanently.

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    Comment by ontogram | May 31, 2021 | Reply

    • Israel, as I understand it, is only an “Observer” at the UN. It is not a member(same with the “International Criminal Court”).
      Israel should be issued with an ultimatum, either Join the UN or, Get right OUT.
      Same with the ICC. “Join” or Get Out……….

      Israel clearly wants the benefits of both bodies, but NOT the Obligations……….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 1, 2021 | Reply


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