U.N. Rights Chief: Israel May Be Committing War Crimes in Gaza


un-human-rights-councilAs Bob Grant used to say, it sick and getting sicker.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said today that Israel may have committed war crimes by killing civilians and shelling houses and hospitals during its two-week-old offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Pillay, in opening an emergency debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, also – perhaps shockingly – condemned the indiscriminate firing of rockets and mortars by Palestinians into Israel.

Citing cases Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses and hospitals in the coastal enclave, she said: “These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated.”

Israel, which rightfully accuses the Council of bias, boycotted the Geneva forum for 20 months, resuming cooperation in October. The United States, a member state, has also said Israel is unfairly singled out.

May Hashem watch over Am Yisroel all over the globe. Im Hashem lo yishmor ihr shov shokad shomeir.

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  1. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaks from her heart,I once read a daavar Torha as to why Baalack has a Parsha in the Tora named after him ?. Because he was a true hater he spoke from his heart how he felt about YTSROEL.

  2. Netanyahu should stop trying to appeal to the reason of international figures. He will not succeed; help will only come from Hashem. Israel must do whatever it needs to protect themselves without regard for the international community, nomatter how they strike back, through diplomatic means such as preventing air traffic, attmepts to isolate or criticize. Our help is only through Hashem and we should turn our requests to Him only and never rely on other nations.

  3. “Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza”

    Why stop there?
    Not just Israel, it’s all Jews. Not just Gaza, it’s the whole world.
    The crime is WE ARE JEWS!!
    It’s antisemitism all over again. it explains the Inquisition, Holocaust bus bombs etc. etc.

  4. there is pure Human Rights in GAZA by HAMAS in WestBank by PLO, in Syria, in Lebanon, in Libya, all over the Arab World – look at all those who are constantly killed by their OWN BROTHERS killing women & children. WHERE’s the UN HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION??????

  5. Why not ask for the same review back? Lets review which rules Hamas broke by attacking millions of Israeli civilians.

  6. And storing missiles in schools isn’t a war crime? The hypocrisy of the UN is boundless.
    If Israel is indeed guilty of war crimes then, according to the UN’s standards, ISIS and Hamas should share the Nobel Peace Prize.

  7. Hamas and their henchmen must be paying this sorry UN stooge some cash under the table for him to say this superficial nonsense.

  8. As you said in your first sentence “As Bob Grant used to say, it’s sick and getting sicker and sicker and sicker”.

  9. Misnomer after misnomer…

    1. Human Rights Commission, my foot. It’s the Inhuman Rites Commission – following its favorite Inhuman rite of Israel bashing.

    2. Navi? Really? She can’t even get the present right, much less the future.

  10. so the UN doesn’t recognize violation of human rights by hamas. perhaps its because these people aren’t really human. certainly, mothers who raise children to be murderers are not human

  11. The war crime Israel is commiting is using so much restraint in a time of war when their own population is in danger; it’s supplying the enemy with fuel and electricity and temporary cease fire that they dont even respect…

  12. is this HUMAN RIGHTS???

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