UN votes for inquiry on eliminated Gaza terrorists – PM Netanyahu: UNHRC supports terrorism
The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to set up a commission of inquiry to look into the death of 61 Muslim terrorists eliminated by IDF forces during violent riots at the security border fence between Hamas-occupied Gaza and Israel.
Meeting in a special session in Geneva, the council voted 29-2 with 14 abstentions to back a resolution that also condemned “the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians.”
Israel condemned the resolution, which was put forward by a group of countries including Pakistan, and the United States decried it as an example of a biased focus on Israel by the council. Both lamented that it didn’t mention Gaza’s Hamas terror group rulers, who are responsible for the violence and terror attacks.
“There is nothing new under the sun. An organization that calls itself Human Rights Council once again proves that it is hypocritical and biased and that its purpose is to harm Israel and support terror. But mostly it has proven that it is irrelevant”, Prime Minister Netanyahu said in a statement.
“Israel completely rejects the resolution that was adopted by an automatic anti-Israel majority whose results were known from the start”.
“Israel will continue to defend its citizens and soldiers as it has the right to defend itself,” PM Netanyahu added.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the Human Rights Council will only deserve its name after it investigates Hamas just as it does Israel, adding that “the fact that this shameful decision was made even after senior Hamas officials admitted that the vast majority of those killed (on Monday) were terrorists proves once again that nothing motivated the Council’s decision apart from its hatred of Israel.”
Israeli lawmakers too blasted the resolution, saying it is playing into the hands of an oppressive terror organization.
The UNHRC “could care less about human rights,” said Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. “The Commission seldom criticizes the ongoing genocide in Syria, and ignores the Iranian threat against an entire country, and the cruel way in which Hamas uses women and children for its political goals,” she accused.
“That ‘inquiry’ encourages terror. That was Hamas’ goal, and the Commission has been playing into its hands.”
“The Human Rights Council has long since become a terrorist rights council,” he slammed. “This decision continues the hypocritical anti-Israeli tradition of the Council, and it too will be tossed into the dustbin of history,” Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said.