The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the UN Human Rights Council had a “biased, politicized and extremist approach.” That’s an understatement. The UN has thoroughly discredited itself as any kind of moral authority. “UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int’l law,” by Frank Jordans for Associated Press, September 22 (thanks to Choi):
GENEVA – A report by three U.N.-appointed human rights experts Wednesday said that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this year.
The U.N. Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as brutal and disproportionate.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry responded late Wednesday by saying the Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, had a “biased, politicized and extremist approach.”
The Islamic militant group Hamas that controls Gaza, meanwhile, praised the report and called for those involved in the raid to be punished.
The 56-page document lists a series of alleged crimes committed by Israeli forces during and after the raid, including willful killing and torture, and claims there is “clear evidence to support prosecutions.”
“A series of violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, were committed by the Israeli forces during the interception of the flotilla and during the detention of passengers in Israel prior to deportation,” the experts found….
No mention, I’m sure, of how the flotilla “peace activists” were chanting “Khaybar, Khaybar, ya yahoud, jaish Muhammad sa yaoud” — Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return — a genocidal chant referring to Muhammad’s massacre of the Jews at the Khaybar oasis in Arabia.