The UN should have been disbanded ages ago and cell phones passed out to all those leaving the building.
Comment: UN Human Rights Council’s unbridled hypocrisy toward Israel
The UN Human Rights Council’s ludicrous decision on Wednesday to open an international inquiry into Israeli violations that may have been committed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza is outrageously hypocritical.
This travesty of justice should be rejected outright by decent people and nations everywhere, as the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem beseeched.
Instead of backing Israel’s justifiable right as a democratic state to respond forcefully to clear human rights violations by Gaza’s Hamas rulers both before and during the current military campaign, the international forum in Geneva chose to side with the terrorists.
At the end of its so-called emergency session more than two weeks after Israel launched its offensive, the 47-member UNHRC adopted a ridiculous resolution presented by the Palestinians in a vote of 29 states in favor, with only the United States opposing and 17 others abstaining.
The abstentions included members of the European Union that call themselves Israel’s friends, among them Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria and Romania.
It should be pointed out that these countries (and, what is more, several of their ambassadors in Israel) had previously joined the international outcry against Hamas and supported Israel’s right of self-defense against what is patently a terrorist campaign against its civilians.
Yet rather than investigating the terrorist organization, the UNHRC turned logic upside down by saying it is Israel that should be investigated.
As the Prime Minister’s Office said in its statement, it is so obviously Hamas that is committing double war crimes by not only firing deadly rockets at innocent Israeli civilians, but also carrying out the attacks behind innocent Palestinian civilians.
Israel has indeed gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm’s way, including by dropping leaflets, making phone calls and sending text messages to residents of Gaza.