On Monday, George Clooney’s fiancée, Lebanese-born international lawyer Amal Alamuddin, turned down an appointment to serve on a special three-person panel for the United Nations Human Rights Council.
However, she did not turn the position down before clearly enunciating her own personal anti-Israel bias with regard to the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The UNHRC will conduct a probe into violations of international law and allegations of human rights abuses in Gaza. Here is what Clooney’s hand-picked, future wife had to say:
“I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip,particularly the civilian causalities that have been caused, andstrongly believe that there should be an independent investigation andaccountability for crimes that have been committed,” Alamuddin wrote, according to the Times of Israel.
What Alamuddin failed to mention is the need for an “independent investigation” and probe into the fact that numerous stockpiles of rockets have been found over the course of the conflict in Gazan schools that are run and operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
The UNRWA “has a well-documentedhistory of using their U.S. taxpayer-funded facilities to promoteanti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda. It has in the past been accusedof aiding and abetting radical Islamists in Gaza and elsewhere,” according to Breitbart News correspondent Jordan Schachtel.
The Gaza Strip is not “occupied” by Israel, as Alamuddin claims it to be. Years ago, Israel withdrew its “occupation” from that region. In fact, Israel “continues to controlthe population registry for residents of the Gaza Strip, years after itwithdrew its ground forces and settlements there,” according to Human Rights Watch.
The Boston Globe has similarly pointed out that what is present in that region are “Israeli-imposed buffer zones,” and that they “nowabsorb nearly 14 percent of Gaza’s total land and at least 48 percent oftotal arable land. Similarly, the sea buffer zone covers 85 percent ofthe maritime area promised to Palestinians in the Oslo Accords, reducing20 nautical miles to three.”
Speculation had surrounded the UN’s appointment of Alamuddin over the possibility that the organization was trying to inject some “Hollywood publicity” into the mix to incite fanfare.
International lawyer and executive director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, wrote that “She [Alamuddin] has some experience, but at 36, she will be the youngest ever toserve on any UN inquiry, raising suspicions that the UN is trying toinject some Hollywood publicity into the process,” he wrote.
The reason Alamuddin said she was unable to take on the role was that she was overwhelmed with eight other legal cases, but she made it a point to wish her “colleagues who will serve on the commission courage and strength in their endeavours,” notes the Times.
Information on the other two “unbiased” UNHRC appointees can be read by clicking here.