Thursday, January 24, 2008

UN Rebukes Israel, Ignores Constant Rocket Attacks

If you ever needed further evidence the UN Human Rights Council is clearly pro-terrorist and anti-Israel, all you need to do is take a look at their latest actions.

It's as if they don't realize the rest of the world has access to news and can see for themselves what's going on.
The U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday demanded Israel lift its week-long blockade of Gaza, rebuking the Jewish state for violations in the Palestinian territories for the third time since it was set up in 2006.

The 47-member council adopted a resolution presented by Arab and Muslim states by a vote of 30 states in favour and one against with 15 abstentions, and one delegation absent.

Israeli military attacks on Gaza and the West Bank city of Nablus constituted "grave violations of the human and humanitarian rights" of Palestinian civilians, it said.

But Western countries abstained in bloc after criticising the text as unbalanced for failing to even mention the rockets launched into Israel from Gaza by Palestinian militants.

Mohammed Abu-Koash, the Palestinian ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, told the special emergency session called to address conditions in the Palestinian territories that Israel's siege and raids in Gaza constituted "war crimes".

"We hope the resolution will trigger international pressure and action to lift the Israeli siege and restore supplies of food, fuel and medicine, open border crossings and end repeated Israeli military attacks throughout the occupied Palestinian territory," he said.

Israel, facing frequent rocket attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, tightened its border closure last week. It briefly halted fuel delivery to a Gaza power station and cut supplies to petrol stations, and blocked food and other humanitarian aid.

The Israeli army estimates about 250 rockets and mortar rounds have pounded Israel since last week. Israeli troops killed more than 30 Palestinians over the same period.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, in a speech on Wednesday, denounced Israel's "disproportionate use of force and targeted killings" as well as the Palestinian militants for firing rockets into Israel.

Arbour, a former U.N. war crimes prosecutor, told the forum that Israel should lift restrictions on aid intended for Gaza.

"All parties concerned should put an end to the vicious spiral of violence before it becomes unstoppable," she warned.
When we last heard from this idiot Arbour, she was condemning NATO and sucking up to the Taliban. Before that she was getting her panties in a knot over the alleged Islamophobia of Europeans. She's also quite cozy with the hairy munchkin from Iran.

Shocking how she would come out against Israel, isn't it?

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