Russia blasts Israel for UNGA vote in favor of UNHRC suspension


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Russia blasts Israel for UNGA vote in favor of UNHRC suspension
Israel’s vote in favor of suspending Russia from the UNHRC was a “thinly veiled” attempt to divert international attention away from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. -Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
Published: APRIL 16, 2022

Israel’s vote at the United Nations General Assembly on April 7 in favor of removing Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was a “thinly veiled” attempt to divert international intention away from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday afternoon. “We noted another anti-Russian attack made on April 7 by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in the context of his country’s support for the UN General Assembly resolution to suspend the Russian Federation’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council. We have already given our assessments of this unlawful and politically-motivated resolution,” the statement began.

“The statements of the head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry cause regret and rejection.... There is a thinly veiled attempt to take advantage of the situation around Ukraine in order to divert the attention of the international community from one of the oldest unresolved conflicts – the Palestinian-Israeli one. “As you know, in violation of numerous decisions of the Security Council and the UN General Assembly, the Israeli government continues the illegal occupation and ‘creeping annexation’ of Palestinian territories, as a result of which over 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank of the Jordan River today live in scattered enclaves cut off from the outside world.