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United Nations Human Rights Council 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.

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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.”

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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.

71 COMMENTS

  1. There is a simple solution for this : Israel should not co-operate with them. Do not let them in. Because the result of their “findings” is already known. Judging their background, nationality, and their known opinion.

  2. I’m sorry to hear of a Canadian being involved with this witch hunt because the position of the Canadian Gov. lead by Stephen Harper and most .Canadians is that the UN is a waste of tax payers money. Its hug a thug doesn’t work because their all thugs running it.

  3. The Bible states that the world would hate Israel and today that is what we see virtually every day. We have wars going on all over the world it seems today. There are some tough times ahead, however the Bible does state good news about all of the wars we see today going on. I wrote a book that discusses some of the prophecies written about in the Bible. It’s a short read of 6 or 7 pages and it’s totally free. I hope you will have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

  4. 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

  5. Hey Canadian, are you going to let this happen? This UN is protecting Hamas and condemning Israel. Plus, a Canadian is on the jury. This is a crime to call evil good: Hamas is on the list on our government Website as TERRORIST group. What is the nead of a tribunal?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Is there some reason you need that damned “QR code” in the printout? Maybe you have loads of money for the extortion that is cartridge prices but I don’t.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. http://www.ejiltalk.org/icc-assembly-of-states-parties-urged-to-decide-on-status-of-palestine/
    Schabas works closely together with Prof. John Dugard, well paid by the Muslim Brotherhood (cf. Human Rights Watch Report on downfall of Morsi).

    Israel must declare Schabas persona non grata just as it did with John Dugard who as Human Rights High Commissioner on the Occupied Palestinian Territories stated Israel is an Apartheid state.
    John Dugard himself bore the fruits of Apartheid.
    The reason to pursue that is twofold.
    1. See link above, Schabas wants to criminalize Israel and works closely together with the PA as legal counsellor in the background just as John Dugard does.
    2. He sat in the Russell Tribunal against Israel, again a John Dugard inventory.

    Please bear in mind there was huge support amongst the intellectuals for Hitler in 30-40.

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