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How Dare the UN Accuse Israel of War Crimes!

At least UN Secy-Gen Ban Ki-moon had the grace to acknowledge some of the truth.
UNHRC High Commissioner Navi Pillay is calling for an investigation of Israel's military actions in Gaza. (archive photo)

UNHRC High Commissioner Navi Pillay is calling for an investigation of Israel's military actions in Gaza. (archive photo)
Photo Credit: Wissam Nassar / Flash 90

UNHRC Commissioner Navi Pillay condemned Israel this week for its military activity in Gaza and called for an investigation into what she called the IDF’s possible “war crimes” in the terrorist-ruled region.

She had no problem cutting slack to Hamas for all of its terror, not the least of which includes the vicious attacks on its own people, and the use of its children, hospitals, sick patients, doctors and even its helpless animals as human shields.

Here’s the text of her statement, which was recorded in full by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

“As we speak, the indiscriminate firing of Hamas and other armed groups of more than 2,900 rockets as well as mortars from Gaza continues to endanger the lives of civilians in Israel. I have repeatedly condemned such indiscriminate attacks in the past. I do so again today.

“I further emphasize that it is unacceptable to locate military assets in densely populated areas or to launch attacks from such areas.

“However, international law is clear. The actions of one party do not absolve the other party of the need to respect its obligations under international law.

“My staff are continuing to document several other cases in which family residences were destroyed with the reported loss of civilian life and in which preliminary indications suggest not even a single member of an armed group was present.

“Then just two days ago on 21 July, shells hit the Al Aqsa Hospital in Dir Al Bala reportedly killing at least three people and wounding dozens of others including doctors.

“These are just a few instances where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated in a manner that could amount to war crimes.

“Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated.”

Madame Pillay was selective in her condemnation, choosing not to mention the terrorist attacks on Israeli communities in sovereign Israeli territory.

She did not mention the incessant shelling of Israeli villages, towns and cities, the Israeli homes damaged, and the Jewish, Bedouin and Druze families that have been traumatized for life. In Israel, there is no exclusivity on trauma; Shuafat resident Muhhamad Abu Khdeira, a Jerusalem Muslim Arab teen murdered in a revenge attack by Jews a few weeks ago, was also officially designated a victim of terror. His family will receive the same state benefits as any other Israeli family.

Madame Pillay did not mention the dozens of ‘family residences destroyed’ in Israel thanks to Hamas rocket fire, all without ‘even a single member of an armed group present.’

No mention of the cross-border invasions by Hamas terrorists into Israeli territory, all the attempts to kidnap and murder Israeli citizens. In one case, the terrorists succeeded and now three Israeli teens are dead.

Nor did she mention that unprovoked attack, which took place last month.

Madame Pillay did not mention the thousands of flyers dropped by the IDF days in advance warning Gaza residents to leave the areas they plan to attack, the phone calls to their homes and the SMS text messages, all in Arabic, all of which also warns the enemy as well – all in order to prevent civilian deaths.

Oddly – perhaps she was embarrassed about it, who knows – Madame Pillay also did not mention that UNRWA – the United Nations’ own Relief and Works Agency, has been caught twice during routine inspections with two of its own schools in Gaza being used as storage facilities for terrorist missiles. The most recent occurrence was, in fact, Tuesday 22 July – the very day she quoted as the offensive date of Israel’s supposed ‘war crimes.’

In both cases, sources report that UNRWA chose to hand over the lethal ordnance to the very same Hamas terrorist organization that began this conflict – and which repeatedly refuses to end it with a cease fire agreement.

Interestingly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement in an attempt to exert some damage control.

Ban had the grace to at least express alarm that 20 rockets found last Thursday stashed in the UN’s Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Rafah – located on the Gaza border with Egypt, where numerous terrorist tunnels have been built — had gone ‘missing.’

Ban, at least, had enough sense to order the world body to deploy experts to ‘deal with’ the situation. Of course, he too did not specify what that meant. But one can reasonably assume that as secretary-general of the UN, he is a bit more accountable to Western nations than is Pillay and will have to make a better show of explaining himself if he doesn’t figure out what his agency did with the ordnance.

Of course, it’s water under the bridge at this point. Those missiles are already gone, as are the second batch that was discovered two days ago in another UNRWA school. There were so many in that facility that UNRWA didn’t even bother to offer a number.

It will be interesting to see how the UN manages to square the issue of a UN agency committing war crimes, collaborating with a terrorist organization committing war crimes, and ignoring both while accusing the one party that actually isn’t committing the war crimes.

About the Author: Rachel Levy is a freelance journalist who has written for Jewish publications in New York, New Jersey and Israel.


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395 Responses to “How Dare the UN Accuse Israel of War Crimes!”

  1. Well you will do yet your goverment supports israel so why are so vehementaly antisemetic

  2. Yahweh bless Israel

  3. navi pillay, your out of your mind! why dont you look on what they hamas is doing. why your eyes is fucos on israel. i could not beleive you.

  4. The UNHRC are guilty of war crimes by hiding rockets in their schools.

  5. Kish meir Yiddische Tuchus!

  6. she is a LIAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Dan Hischar says:

    The whole UN should be condemned!!

  8. an organization from dictatorships for dictatorships-.—

  9. an organization from dictatorships for dictatorships-.—

  10. Jim Little says:

    What is that disease where you see things in reverse? Whatever it is ,the UN has it!

  11. Dont trust monkeys

  12. Dont trust monkeys

  13. Agree with Joe Whittaker – Navi Pillay you jerk…..Kish meir Yiddische Tuchus!

  14. Agree with Joe Whittaker – Navi Pillay you jerk…..Kish meir Yiddische Tuchus!

  15. probably she got a couple of millions from arab countries

  16. UN GET ALLOT OF MONEY FROM THE ARAB NATIONS

  17. UN GET ALLOT OF MONEY FROM THE ARAB NATIONS

  18. NOT EVEN ONE ISRAELI IS WORKING IN THE UN THE UN IS FULL OF ARABS

  19. NOT EVEN ONE ISRAELI IS WORKING IN THE UN THE UN IS FULL OF ARABS

  20. A supporter of Hamas

  21. A supporter of Hamas

  22. The UNHRC are so corrupt they must be the recipients of huge paper bag donations from the Hamas benefactors ie Qatar, Iran, etc! It’s absolutely pathetic – money speaks louder than good morals!!!

  23. The UNHRC are so corrupt they must be the recipients of huge paper bag donations from the Hamas benefactors ie Qatar, Iran, etc! It’s absolutely pathetic – money speaks louder than good morals!!!

  24. this lady is biased anti israel

  25. this lady is biased anti israel

  26. Rosetta Cole says:

    Nonsense, so what are they telling us, that rockets being launched in Israel are just fireworks? Shame

  27. Rosetta Cole says:

    Nonsense, so what are they telling us, that rockets being launched in Israel are just fireworks? Shame

  28. Danny Hunter says:

    Stupid is as stupid does!!!!!

  29. Danny Hunter says:

    Stupid is as stupid does!!!!!

  30. where do they dig up these useless fools.

  31. where do they dig up these useless fools.

  32. Navi Pillay what an Anti Semite what a joke. Human Rights? Terrorist rights. She doesn’t care about 140,000 Syrians 700 Iraqis last week. She is the worst the UN should be defunded and thrown out of NY and Geneve. They should be in Qatar with the other terrorists

  33. No war crimes by Hamas – an internationally declared terrorist organization who initiated this war by sending missiles at civilian populations indiscriminently and relentlessly for the sole purpose of annihilating a population and which organiation admits to this singular goal.

  34. No war crimes by Hamas – an internationally declared terrorist organization who initiated this war by sending missiles at civilian populations indiscriminently and relentlessly for the sole purpose of annihilating a population and which organiation admits to this singular goal.

  35. This is a world gone mad.!!

  36. This is a world gone mad.!!

  37. Geela Gordon says:

    you the UN human rights should be condemning hamas for also war crimes , they are are not so innocent

  38. Geela Gordon says:

    you the UN human rights should be condemning hamas for also war crimes , they are are not so innocent

  39. Ag woooooo….fools
    God will protect and bless Israel…in for a penny , in for a pound…..clear it ALL!!!

  40. Ag woooooo….fools
    God will protect and bless Israel…in for a penny , in for a pound…..clear it ALL!!!

  41. The UN is what the bible calls in Revelation “The Beast “

  42. The UN is what the bible calls in Revelation “The Beast “

  43. China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia just joined the UN human rights council. Dump the fascist UN.

  44. China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia just joined the UN human rights council. Dump the fascist UN.

  45. Israel accused of “POSSIBLE” war crimes. UNRWA GUILTY of ABSOLUTE war crimes as evidenced by hidden missiles found in UNRWA schools in gaza, returned by UNRWA officials to hamas!

  46. Israel accused of “POSSIBLE” war crimes. UNRWA GUILTY of ABSOLUTE war crimes as evidenced by hidden missiles found in UNRWA schools in gaza, returned by UNRWA officials to hamas!

  47. Lebah Tebuan says:

    Their “Human right” standard can keep it to them self or better still just throw into the trash bin.

  48. Colin Fuller says:

    This idiot should be charged herself, bombs have been found in UN schools and given back to the terrorist’s… She on you United Nations

  49. Colin Fuller says:

    This idiot should be charged herself, bombs have been found in UN schools and given back to the terrorist’s… She on you United Nations

  50. Mikeandsons AntiquesUk where was the UN when the palastinian kill those three boys? where was the UN when they were firing the guns and the bombs to Israel? where was the UN when they committed terrorist attacks against civilliants population? UN knows that the palastinians were hiding the missels in UN Schools, Hospitals, Mosks and in the populations houses…… And they are investigating Israel for work crimes??THAT IS WRONG!!!!!!! You should investigate Hamas and the other terrorist organisations, but the only thing i know is that they are affraid to do it. I wonder why???????????????

  51. **** the un council, what do they have to say on those rocket fired at israel

  52. Bitch, what about the other side of the coin!?

  53. Bitch, what about the other side of the coin!?

  54. Joanne Adams says:

    STOP with the protection of Hamas. Are you nuts?

  55. Joanne Adams says:

    STOP with the protection of Hamas. Are you nuts?

  56. Sean Bryant says:

    F–k them….you go isreal put hamas were they need to be

  57. Sean Bryant says:

    F–k them….you go isreal put hamas were they need to be

  58. David Levy says:

    Just remember one thing navi pillay the Jews and I speak for all of them will NEVER be victims again !

  59. UN should go they are bias .

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