Israel FM spokesperson slams statement by UN rights chief Navi Pillay as 'populist, embarassing'
The United Nations Human Rights Council will launch an inquiry via an international committee into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in the most recent round of Gaza fighting, it was decided today after a vote held in the council. 22 member states voted in favor of the inquiry.
"The decision today by the HRC is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere," the Israeli Prime Minister's Office stated in reply, "rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, the HRC calls for an investigation of Israel, which has gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm's way, including by dropping leaflets, making phone falls and sending text messages."
The HRC should be launching an investigation into Hamas's decision to turn hospitals into military command centers, use schools as weapons depots and place missile batteries next to playgrounds, private homes and mosques," the Prime Minister's Office added in the statement.
Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said earlier on Wednesday during an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council. She also condemned Hamas' indiscriminate firing of missiles into Israel.
The meeting was held to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The Palestinian and Arab countries filed a draft with the Council requesting a probe into alleged war crimes being perpetrated in the war.
"There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes," Pillay told the emergency session, citing attacks that have killed Palestinian civilians, including children.
Go ahead you UN bas***** and when you wake up with a plane load of Israeli's on your door step, you'll think twice. You see the U.S.used to stand up for rightness. Israel STILL DOES!!!!!
Israel drops pamphlets and makes cell phone calls to warn the Palestinians to get out before they bomb....Hamas use the Palestinians as human shields and puts rockets in schools and crowded neighborhoods...NOW WHO DO YOU THINK IS COMMITTING WAR CRIMES ?????? The UN like Pres. Obama and his adm. ARE BOTH A BIG JOKE !!! BOTH SHOULD BE EXPELLED FROM THE U.S. !
U R SO RIGHT. ALSO, THE UN IS NOW AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER AND WANTING THE ILLEGALS TO BE REFUGEES TO DESTROY OUR SOVEREIGNTY, WHILE WE R STILL A SOVEREIGN NATION THEY AND THE ILLEGALS HAVE ZERO RIGHTS HERE, IT IS PART OF THE UN, WORLD BANK, IMF AND SOROS/OBAMA/HILLARY PROGRESSIVE ONE WORLD GOVT HOW CAN A FEW CONTROL MANY DISARM THEM THAT IS PART OF THE WAR ON THE 2ND AMENDMENT SEE HITLER OR STALIN; OBAMA IS THE SAME WAY.
GEE HAMAS IS DOING NOTHING RIGHT WHAT ABT THEIR WAR CRIMES? BUT NO IT IS ABOUT GETTING RID OF ISRAEL AND US B/C BOTH STAND IN THE PROGRESSIVES WAY OF ENSLAVEMENT OF THE WORLD
The un needs to be investigated for war crimes. They are as evil as the obummer regime.
Picture in your mind, a blue helmet rolling on the ground with an entrance and an exit hole in it! Coming to a neighborhood near you soon!!!
Looks great on Obama!
They are suggesting that the UN is in charge of this investigation?? Gosh, I don't think the UN could investigate a pimple on their own a**cheek!
Honestly I am sick. The US needs to get out of the UN NOW ! We cannot tolerate these lies and propaganda. Where is the discernment between Evil and good? The Hamas are terrorists Israel is our ally.
Another muslim farce. Cowardly Hamas is using children as human shields and if one of them gets killed, Israel is the monster. So tired of this sh*t. If the UN was so concerned about human rights, why isn't it in Darfur, Syria, etc.? They don't care about those people. They only want to exterminate Israel.