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UNHRC Names Anti-Israel Critic to Probe Conflict with Hamas

The Foreign Ministry says Israel will not cooperate with a probe that has been set up as a 'kangaroo court.'
United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Photo Credit: US Mission to UN in Geneva

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday named a panel of three in Geneva to determine whether human rights violations were committed in the conflict between Israel and Arab terrorists this summer.

The investigation by the UN Human Rights Council is to be led by a known critic of Israel, international Canadian legist William Schabas.

In the past, Schabas called for the indictment of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former President Shimon Peres before the International Criminal Court at The Hague. He accused Israel of having committed war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009, and praised the author of the infamous UNHRC Goldstone Report – former South African Judge Richard Goldstone, who himself had second thoughts about the conclusions his panel reached after the report was submitted.

Also participating in the three-member panel will be Doudou diene of Senegal, a past UN special investigator on racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia; and British-Lebanese attorney Amal Alamuddin, engaged to marry Hollywood actor George Clooney.

The three-member panel tasked with the probe is specifically assigned to find those responsible for “violations of international humanitarian law” in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

Basically, a witch hunt.

The Foreign Ministry announced Israel does not plan to cooperate with the investigation, which it compared to a ‘kangaroo court.’

“When the decision about the creation of the committee was announced on July 23, the prime minister and foreign ministry announced the the human rights council had long ago become the Terrorists’ Rights Council, a kangaroo court in which the results of its ‘investigations’ are predetermined,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“If we need more evidence of this, the appointment of the chairman of the committee, whose opinions and positions on Israel are known to all, proves beyond any doubt that Israel cannot expect justice from this body, and that the committee’s report is already written. What has just been determined is who will sign it.”

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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64 Responses to “UNHRC Names Anti-Israel Critic to Probe Conflict with Hamas”

  1. “Why does Hamas, which is obsessed with brainwashing the next generation into martyrdom, allow a foreign organization to run an educational system for 232,000 pupils? It’s because in Gaza, Hamas and the UNRWA are the same thing.”

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/65086

  2. Elisa Simon says:

    Why bother taking the effort or spending the money? I can tell you now what the report will say!

  3. UNHRC WHAT CAN YOU SAY ISIS GENOCIDE ACT IN IRAQ? WHY DO YOU ACCUSED PM NETANYAHU ACTIONS WAS GENOCIDE ,TOO?WHY NOT GO TO IRAQ AND WATCH ISIS KILLING ALL YAZIDIS RAPING GIRLS,BEHEADING BOYS,BRAINWASHING INNOCENT KIDS..YOU ARE TRYING TO PROVE …NOTHING BUT ANTI SEMETISM

  4. Why would any outcome from this “investigation” be objective? Why do we continue to support such a biased and corrupt organization?

  5. is anyone surprised?

  6. So Ban Ki Moon should now immediatel disband UNHRC.

  7. The UN doesn’t have a human rights council !!!!!!!

  8. Just read on News24 that International journalist are NOW reporting what really happened in GAZA……….read it!!!! Eye opener that Hamas where controlling them

  9. Joseph Saso says:

    Does Israel cannot make an opposition to the choices?

  10. When is ISIS turn for such an investigation?

  11. UN has lost all respect.

  12. Abolish this committee!

  13. who cares what the U.N. says why do they even exest , why woulkd we be a member of the U.N. and they use are money . and they do nothing . what have they done in Syria . but watch those poor people die

  14. Sue Waller says:

    I stand with Israel! ❤️

  15. The hypocrisy of the UN is showing. There is no sense of unbias in anything they do. They are bowing to the undemocratic bound world and could care less about democracy and freedom.

  16. Oh, swell. We won’t be able to trust their findings.

  17. Hey stupid UN Do you see what’s happen in Iraq with the killing of women and children Is that ok as long as Israel is not involved

  18. We have to abolish this pathetic institution

  19. People with military knowledge and experts in military law would be better qualified for this task… just saying…

  20. Wow a biased panel set up. Nazi love alive in the UN. They are all worthless.

  21. The U.N. Is a worthless organization and their findings will find Israel at fault…

  22. Eva Perl says:

    It is nothing else then pure antisemitism at its best

  23. Are u really surprised?

  24. Colette Gurt says:

    No surprise again from the UN, Terminate this masquerade of an institution, which is an insult to the World’s Democracy

  25. What is there to investigate? Did the Israelis start firing first? Did they use civilians as human shields? Did they execute people who had had enough? Did they use bodies of children in their propaganda war? Did they take the aid meant for the Palestinian people to build tunnels? The answer is NO, NO, NO. Do the Israelis give warning before firing rockets? Yes! Do the Israelis fire rockets and store weapons in UN schools or the hospital or people’s homes? NO. HAMAS committed all these crimes. Did Hamas prevent the media from leaving Gaza? Yes. Did Hamas use the media for their own propaganda? Yes. Does Hamas value life? No! They want the body count. They display bodies of children for their own ends. Does Israelis value life? Yes. They warn civilians before an attack. They provide medical attention to Palestinians.

  26. What is there to investigate? Did the Israelis start firing first? Did they use civilians as human shields? Did they execute people who had had enough? Did they use bodies of children in their propaganda war? Did they take the aid meant for the Palestinian people to build tunnels? The answer is NO, NO, NO. Do the Israelis give warning before firing rockets? Yes! Do the Israelis fire rockets and store weapons in UN schools or the hospital or people’s homes? NO. HAMAS committed all these crimes. Did Hamas prevent the media from leaving Gaza? Yes. Did Hamas use the media for their own propaganda? Yes. Does Hamas value life? No! They want the body count. They display bodies of children for their own ends. Does Israelis value life? Yes. They warn civilians before an attack. They provide medical attention to Palestinians.

  27. Why do we care when Israel is right on protecting it’s people..

  28. Why do we care when Israel is right on protecting it’s people..

  29. Doesn’t the UN want a One World Government under Agenda 21? Hasn’t it been working towards this for over 40 years? Or is this propaganda?

  30. Doesn’t the UN want a One World Government under Agenda 21? Hasn’t it been working towards this for over 40 years? Or is this propaganda?

  31. Predictable. Pathetic.

  32. Any kinds of weapon, tangible or intangible against Israel will not prosper! God is their protector!

  33. Any kinds of weapon, tangible or intangible against Israel will not prosper! God is their protector!

  34. Does Israel truly benefit from belonging to the UN?

  35. Does Israel truly benefit from belonging to the UN?

  36. Another bunch of LOSERS!!!!

  37. Bias as always, last time i checked a million people were genocided in rewanda and U.N. Didnt want to call it a genocide, in fact when a Canadian General mentioned it , they ignored it, but everyone is trying to find dirt on Israel for defending itself…U.N. Needs to start thinking out of the box

  38. Izik Izik says:

    All I have to say is hahaha. What a joke

  39. Probing the Hamas using their own people as shields. The are Savage Murders. Stop funding them.

  40. Sharon Raik says:

    What a flippin joke ha ha!!!!

  41. Judith Ross says:

    That doesn’t surprise me. Lets BDS the UN!

  42. If America vows to demonic. If UN too. If Rome a Roman Catholic vows head to demonic. If GreatBritain too. If Australia France Canada Germany Russia and India may too. The smallest country of Christian stand to God in heaven it only one. But the hands of God sent their seven angels help to stand to God.

  43. Did anybody expect otherwise??????

  44. why does the us allow this its insane

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