Thursday, May 27, 2021

UN Human Rights Council Creates Permanent Probe Into Israeli War Crimes

UN creates permanent probe on Israeli Gaza war crimes, calls for embargo

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted 24-9 Thursday to permanently investigate Israel for war crimes and called for an arms embargo against it.

An additional 14 countries, out of the 47-member body abstained, giving the resolution a slim majority of one. None of the European Union countries supported the measure.

Those that opposed it were: Austria, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Germany, Malawi, Marshall Islands, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.
Those who abstained were: Bahamas, Brazil, Denmark, Fiji, France, India, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Togo, and Ukraine.

It marks the first time that the UNHRC created a permanent fact-finding mission with respect to any UN member state. Israel’s Foreign Minister immediately stated that it had no intention of cooperating with the probe.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “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,” he said.

In the debate that preceded the vote, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet warned that Israeli actions may already constitute “war crimes.”

The “commission of inquiry” would examine incidents that occurred both before and after April 13, 2021 within sovereign Israel, including Jerusalem, as well as in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  

The decision to call for such a probe was sparked by the 11-day IDF-Hamas war and was submitted by the Palestinian Authority and Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The UNHRC already calls annually for an arms embargo against Israel. Its insertion is in addition to that annual text.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IN MY OPINION, for the extreme bias, madness from misrepresentation of grown adults within this UN, that appear to side with Terrorist's actions whom can do no wrong in their crazed minds; Tis in my opinion, UN must be dismantled!
Insanity at it's best, Evil at it's worse, and who can respect such unfairness? No ONE!
Good Lord, mental evaluations are needed, this is beyond the pale; Where are mature, reasonable, logical, rational, Godly men and women when we need them? Not there in my opinion!
Dang after reading about this, it should make everyone not want to be around for an Anti-Christ, should make one understand what is at stake with their souls, right? Preview into the abyss of the underworld, don't want any of this, right? Truly it's a Spiritual Warfare, because they can't be this dumb, right??