In a 24-9 vote on Thursday, with 14 abstentions, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) established a permanent “Commission of Inquiry” into Israel — and only Israel — in response to the recent 11-day war in Gaza, sparked by Palestinian terrorists.
The resolution creates “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.”
Wouldn’t it be quicker and more efficient to direct the inquiry toward the Palestinian leadership instead? Because Hamas is the only party abusing human rights, and the root cause is Jew-hatred. There — I just saved the United Nations a lot of time and expense.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. both rightly rejected the UNHRC’s decision.