Saturday, September 25, 2010


So, what else is new?
by Maayana Miskin
September 24, 2010
The United Nations Human Rights Council probe of the late May flotilla clash between Israel commandos and Turkish terrorists has ended, as predicted, in a report harshly condemning Israel for the incident.
The report termed Israel's response to the attempt to defy its blockade of Hamas "disproportionate and brutal," and suggested that Israel be prosecuted for "willful killing." The report accused Israel of "a series of violations of international law."
UNHRC-appointed panel members also questioned Israel's right to impose a naval blockade on Hamas, saying residents of Hamas-controlled Gaza should be allowed to import by sea as well as by land. Israel has refused to allow imports by sea due to the lack of oversight over such imports, which could allow Hamas to import weapons.
The UNHRC report was conducted independently of the main body of the UN, which is carrying out its own probe. Members of the Human Rights Council announced the probe only after releasing a resolution accusing Israel of committing an "outrageous attack." A UN watchdog warned at the time that the probe verdict was already set.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office released a statement terming the UNHRC report "tendentious" and "distorted." The UNHRC is a group "most of whose decisions are based on an obsessive persecution of Israel," the statement said.
Videos showing passengers on the Mavi Marmara ambushing IDF soldiers and violently attacking them as they came aboard are widely available for viewing, the statement noted. However, it went on, "this did not prevent the committee from ignoring the facts and drawing false, predetermined conclusions."


bob walsh said...

There is enough that is real to find fault with with the government of the modern state of Israel. They are a legitimate, recognized democratic government in a sea of much larger nations that wish to destroy them. Not merely beat them, but destroy them and anihilate their population.

The United Nations humans rights council is a joke, and a bad one at that. In fact, except for some of their public health measures, much of the United Nations has descended into a bad joke.

I think it is about time that we invite somebody else, like maybe the French (they wanted it in the first place) take take over as host country of the U N and then they can support this international pack of leeches.

Centurion said...

The UN has long outlived it's usefullness.