U.S. Jewish Organizations Deride UN Report on Gaza War


unhrc-the-united-nations-human-rights-council-in-geneva-switzerlandU.S. Jewish organizations on Monday responded with sharp criticism to a UN report that found Israel may have committed war crimes in Gaza during fighting last year against Hamas.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee noted: “Hamas indiscriminately waged a war of aggression against Israeli civilians while inhumanely exploiting Gaza residents as human shields. Any suggestion of moral symmetry between the actions of Israel and those of the terrorist organization Hamas is a malicious affront to the truth.”

The Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham H. Foxman wrote: “The UN Human Rights Council continues to bring shame on itself,” describing the report as “illegitimate in its conception, inadequate in its execution and immoral in its conclusions.”

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer said: “The cause of the Gaza conflict last year was the behavior of Hamas and other armed groups in Gaza. Hamas was the aggressor, not Israel, but strangely, Hamas is barely mentioned in this report.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}