Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel “rejects outright the report” by a UN commission of inquiry set up by the world body’s Human Rights Council, which alleged soldiers may have committed crimes against humanity in Israel’s response to Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza last year.
“The council is setting new records in hypocrisy and lies, out of obsessive hatred of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “It is Hamas which fires rockets at Israeli civilians, bombs and carries out terrorist activities during the violent demonstrations on the fence.”
He said “soldiers will continue to firmly protect Israeli citizens against attacks by Hamas and terrorist organizations funded by Iran, which declares its intention to destroy Israel.”
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