The Israeli government has announced that it is denying entry to members of the UN Human Rights Council commission charged with investigating war crimes committed during the summer Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.
The Foreign Ministry says they will not cooperate in any way with the probe, and that they believe the UN will “obviously” find Israel guilty of war crimes for the near 1,500 Palestinian civilians killed during the conflict.
This is nothing unusual for Israel’s far-right government, which angrily condemned the announcement that a probe was taking place, and which takes its non-cooperation and open hostility to such probes as a matter of course.
Similar probes during the 2009-09 invasion of Gaza, as well as the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon saw similar Israeli opposition. At the time the US was also condemning the UN for “bias” against Israel, though with US-Israeli ties at a long-term low, this may no longer be the case.
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Surprise, surprise. Then again, this should count as an admission of all the accusations.
UN denied entry into the Gaza Strip? I thought the Israeli and the rest of Washington stated that there was no blockade on the Strip.
the Government of Israel is not "far right" but centrlist. Why dont the HRC go into Gaza from Egypt which also has a border with Gaza.
The Israeli government has been "far right" for many years – and it's dragging the people of Israel, usually more moderate, down the rabbit hole with them.
Clever trick Baretti,
"why dont the HRC go to into Gaza from Egypt which also has a border with Gaza"
But as you must be very well of the fact that Egypt under the dictatorship of military Junta of the Sissi is in cahoot with the right wing Israeli government in strangling Gaza and its people.
This same old trick to absolve Israel from its wrong doings,since that Egypt more likely would refuse to allow HRC in to please Israel,then it would be Egypt fault not Israel.And Israel apologists would play the same old canard that even the other Arabs themselves do not want to do anything to help their brothers the Palestinians.
The article says they are barred from Israel, not Gaza. That's because the Regime is afraid investigators will talk to Israelis who will tell the truth.
Wasn't Iraq attacked for over something similar of a reason?
If you are referring to the UN weapons inspectors in Iraq prior to the US invasion, the US basically ran the UN inspectors out of the country, telling them that the invasion was coming and if you're still there when it comes the US would take no responsibility for their safety.
But US used this as evidence of refusal. Stupid Americans swallowed it . They argued and continue still in the visual media that the refusal ( non existent refusal ) was the reason for US to invade,remove,and destroy the regime . Now there is a refusal that is not made up .
The ICC recently announced they were "too busy" to prosecute the war crimes Israel was found guilty of committing when they boarded the Mavi Marmara and killed ten people. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/13/ptv-icc-c…
This gives the UN a good reason to fight back now, if only to show that the US is willing to veto again. It seems that isolating the US for it's support of that evil apartheid regime is the only way.
luv from Canada.
Let us not forget GAZERNICA http://www.gazernica.com
To my surprise, there doesn't seem to be many hasbara hacks on this site anymore. I miss their "clever" remarks, which usually were of the, "Israel may be a genocidal, racist land-thief, but then a lot of other countries are just as bad." Maybe the pay isn't as good as it used to be.
Israel was CREATED by the U.N. and the U.N. should dissolve that pustule.
I'm afraid the writer of this article is very un informed. The US will NEVER, NEVER stop with the veto on anything Israel does. Israel, the real boss in Washington, will not allow it, period
The UN General Assembly should take away the "Big 5" veto power on the security council.
I wonder if there is a Catch-22 aspect to that – would the Security Council be able to veto this attempt to circumscribe the unitary powers of the SC?
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