Israeli Defense Minister: UN Human Rights Council a ‘Cheerleader for Terrorists’

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, during a meeting with local residents in Mitzpe Gadot, Northern Israel, overlooking the Golan Heights,Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Lieberman said during his tour of the area that the Golan Heights will always be an inseparable part of Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
AP/Ariel Schalit

The Times of Israel reports: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday accused the UN Human Rights Council of becoming a “cheerleader for terrorists,” after the UN’s top human rights body ordered an investigation into the deadly violence along the Gaza border fence this week.

Rejecting the probe, Liberman tweeted in Hebrew that “the only investigation that needs to be set up is into how the Human Rights Council became a cheerleader for terrorists.”

Israel said Friday that it will not cooperate with the investigation after the UN body voted through a resolution in a special session calling on the council to “urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry,” following the deaths of some 60 Palestinians on Monday, which coincided with the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Almost all of the dead were members of Hamas, the terror group has acknowledged.

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