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U.N. Human Rights Council Produces Resolution Bashing Israel, Ignoring Hamas

23 July 2014 / 30 Comments
The U.N. Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session on Wednesday to consider a draft resolution that condemns Israel repeatedly for its military offensive against Hamas, but does not mention the terrorist group once.

The resolution calls for the establishment of an international commission of inquiry to probe allegations that Israel has committed war crimes and violated international law.

Alongside multiple criticisms of Israel – whose conduct the council “condemns,” “strongly condemns” and “condemns in the strongest terms” – there is a single reference in the three-page typewritten draft to rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.

It says the HRC “condemns all violence against civilians wherever it occurs, including the killing of two Israeli civilians as a result of rocket fire,” and calls for “an end to attacks against all civilians including Israeli civilians.”

Nowhere does the text name Hamas or identify the perpetrators of the “rocket fire.” The draft also refers several times to the “occupied Gaza Strip,” even though Israel’s occupation of the territory ended nine years ago.

A copy was obtained by U.N. Watch, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, where the HRC is located.

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