UN creates permanent probe on Israeli Gaza war crimes, calls for embargo

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UN creates permanent probe on Israeli Gaza war crimes, calls for embargo
It would mark the first time that the UNHRC created a permanent fact-finding mission with respect to any UN member state.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
MAY 28, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted 24-9 Thursday to permanently investigate Israel for war crimes and called for an arms embargo against it. An additional 14 countries, out of the 47-member body abstained, giving the resolution a slim majority of one. None of the European Union countries supported the measure. Those that opposed it were: Austria, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Germany, Malawi, Marshall Islands, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Those who abstained were: Bahamas, Brazil, Denmark, Fiji, France, India, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Togo, and Ukraine. It marks the first time that the UNHRC created a permanent fact-finding mission with respect to any UN member state. Israel’s Foreign Minister immediately stated that it had no intention of cooperating with the probe. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “Today’s shameful decision is yet another example of the UN Human Rights Council’s blatant anti-Israel obsession.

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