The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted Thursday to establish a permanent “Commission of Inquiry” into Israel — and only Israel — in response to the recent 11-day war in Gaza, launched by Palestinian Hamas terrorists.
an ongoing independent, international commission of inquiry, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, to investigate in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law leading up to and since 13 April 2021, and all underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of conflict, including systematic discrimination and repression based on national, ethnic, racial or religious identity.
It is the first such permanent commission of inquiry, the latest in the UNHRC’s obsession with Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the UNHRC’s decision, and the U.S. condemned it as well.
The UNHRC’s 47 member states include China, Cuba, Russia, and Venezuela. President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the UNHRC over its anti-Israel focus. President Joe Biden decided to rejoin the UNHRC, and the U.S. is now an observer, pending election to membership.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield boasted to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network last month that “we immediately re-engaged with the Human Rights Council, and have announced our intention to seek election to that body, so that we can advance our most-cherished democratic values around the globe.”
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