In Stunning Rebuke, UN Votes To Investigate Israel For Gaza Mass Shootings

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) just issued a stunning rebuke to Israel, voting through a resolution calling on the council to "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry... to investigate all alleged violations and abuses... in the context of the military assaults on large scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018," while the UN human rights chief slammed Israel's "wholly disproportionate response."

The UN's top human rights body passed the resolution with 29 votes in favor, two opposed and 14 abstentions. 

The two HRC members in opposition were the United States and Australia (the UK abstained), with Israel condemning the vote, which was proposed by a group of countries including Pakistan. Both the US and Israel criticized the resolution's language for failing to mention Hamas — the militant group ruling over Gaza — which Israel blames for the scores of civilians killed during the 'Great March of Return' protests.

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On Monday 60 Palestinians were gunned down by Israeli live fire as protesters approached the border fence area. The following day U.N. leadership issued a scathing critique of Israel's actions, with the U.N.'s human rights commissioner identifying women, children, journalists, first responders and bystanders as among the dead. "We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday," said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Though the U.N. commissioner acknowledged the Palestinians' attempt to break down and damage the fence that separates Gaza and Israel, he added that this did "not amount to a threat to life or serious injury and are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition."

And a day before Friday's HRC resolution vote Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman urged Israel to withdraw its membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council altogetherarguing that "Israel is under a double attack," and further that, "A terror attack from Gaza and an attack of hypocrisy headed by the United Nations Human Rights Council."

Throughout the mass Palestinian protest along the Gaza-Israel border, which began on March 30th, Israel has maintained its stance that Hamas is purposefully provoking the shootings, even to the point of sending children and disabled to the fence near Israeli security positions, and hiding firearms among the crowd. However, the U.N. and a number of nations that have condemned the killings — some like South Africa even recalling their ambassador — aren't buying this as a valid explanation for the appalling death toll.

But both the Israel and the United States appear to be shrugging off the stinging rebuke — a formal resolution calling for Israel's investigation which is somewhat rare for the council   and both countries have repeatedly accused the 47-member council of anti-Israel bias. Israeli ambassador Aviva Raz Schechter was quick to question the legitimacy of the body, calling the newly passed human rights inquiry "politically motivated and [it] won't improve the situation on the ground by even one iota."

The Israeli ambassador further said blamed falls exclusively on Hamas' shoulders: "The loss of life could have been avoided had Hamas refrained from sending terrorists to attack Israel under the cover of the riots, while exploiting its own civilian population as human shields," she said, and added further, "It is Israel, certainly not Hamas, which makes a real effort to minimize casualties among Palestinian civilians." Schechter concluded, "It is regrettable that so many member states allow themselves to be misled by the false narrative of so-called peaceful protests."

In addition to the 60 killed on Monday, Gaza's Ministry of Health stated that 1,703 Palestinians were wounded by live fire during Monday's events, which occurred the same day as the opening ceremony for the new US embassy in Jerusalem was underway, and which corresponded further with both Israel's 'Jerusalem Day' festivities, and the eve of Palestinian 'Nakba' day

Prior to this week's events, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that by the end of April over 40 Palestinians had been killed and 5,511 were wounded after the first full month's protest. 

Despite global outrage and demands for justice, the U.N. inquiry will be slow going and is unlikely to satisfy any party to the conflict. What the resolution describes as an "independent, international commission of inquiry" mandated by the council will not produce its final report to be placed before the Human Rights Council until next March — nearly a full year away. 

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CTacitus LiteBeeer Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

Finally the masks are off! These lying Zionist Jew Supremacist are revealed ...

LiteBeer (always knew he was a Jew pretending to be a Christian)

TMosley (people had suspicions, but it has now become clear he is a Jew Supremacist shilling Hasbara lies always dehumanizing Arabs by referring to them as monkeys ... And it is now crystal clear WHY TMosley is ALWAYS shilling for Adelson controlled Cryto-Jew TRUMP!)

Nmewn ( Bach busted him a few days ago posting from ultra Pro -Zionist sources .... he's been lying all along and is no Celtic Christian)

***EDIT: I managed to locate the link to the comment where Bach busted Nmewn posting Zio Hasbara Propaganda:

https://www.zerohedge.com/comment/11679182#comment-11679182

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CTacitus CTacitus Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:27 Permalink

Is the filthy bitch Nikki Haley taking names again? Once in a while the UN can grow a backbone, it seems. UK, Germany abstained (probably asked Australia for cover; they always seem to rotate--and therefore spreading the blame, by taking successive turns, around thinning it out--but to the keen observer they are part of the same occidental alliance.

French revolt against Macron’s support for Israel

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/french-revolt-against…

Reporters Without Borders has formally requested that the International Criminal Court prosecutor investigate the targeting of journalists in Gaza as war crimes.

Targeting of journalists was “deliberate” and constitute “war crimes,” Christophe Deloire of Reporters Without Borders said.

“The Israeli authorities could not have been unaware of the presence of journalists among the civilian demonstration.”

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/icc-must-investigate…

Two parliamentary supporters of Labour Friends of Israel have distanced themselves from the group – an Israeli embassy front – as outrage has grown over its support for the massacre of dozens of protesters in Gaza on Monday.

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/supporters-desert-l…

And pictures of some of the murdered:

As funerals were held in Gaza on Tuesday, Israel’s slaughter of Palestinian protesters the previous day was met with nearly universal condemnation and growing international calls for accountability.

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/israeli-viole…

A galance at a day of the embassy protests:
At the same time of the ceremony – which was held on the eve of the Nakba commemoration, marking the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 – Israeli forces massacred 58 Palestinians in Gaza, including children, and injured thousands.

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/palestinians-protest…

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sarz CTacitus Sat, 05/19/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

It is hard to grasp the full horror of the Jewish state. The mass killing of Gazans after penning them in like animals is architected Israeli policy.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/16/kill-and-kill-and-kill/

Israel is the Jewish state, so we should expect it to be true to the core commandments from what Judaism takes to be "God". Here is a key passage from Deuteronomy, part of the Torah, not the notoriously satanic Talmud.

When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are to possess and casts out the many peoples living there, you shall then slaughter them all and utterly destroy them…You shall save nothing alive that breathes…You shall make no agreements with them nor show them any mercy. You shall destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. For you are a holy people unto the LORD thy God and He has chosen you to be a special people above all others upon the face of the earth... "

It should be recognized as a crime against humanity to propagate this 'religion'. 

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LiteBeeer sarz Sat, 05/19/2018 - 07:35 Permalink

I condemn any kind of killing. God commands not to kill. Arabs and Jews should love one another, since they're the same blood of Abraham.

There were giants in those days. You must thank God YHWH that he used Hebrews to clean the land up from giants. See Baalbak as example. Fortified cities. Huge structures.

David killed the last giant Goliath.

Giants originally came from fallen angels taking wives of man to themselves. The bible says there were giants before as well after the flood.

Deut 20:17 Completely destroy them--the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites--as the LORD your God has commanded you.

These were not normal people like us. Research elongated giant skulls.

10 commandments tell not to worship any other God or graven images. Thus they were commanded to destroy all pagan idols.

They were commanded not to intermarry with giants. You don't want weird 6 toed and fingered children.

You don't want eat the flesh or sacrifice animals which are probably filthy. Who knows they might have sodomized the animals, same as some do today, raping goats. God commands these animals to be put to death.

Deut 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

God chose Hebrews to fulfill his plan. All true prophets come from them (except false prophets from other nations). Jesus was begotten through that lineage. Did God chose the Chinese for this job? The Somali? The Mongol? No.

This happened 3500 years ago. Nobody does this today. We have a new covenant with God since Jesus.

Islam however has copied these passages and you find them in the quran applying them to fellow people on earth today.

quran 17:16 And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to its folk who live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein, and so the Word (of doom) hath effect for it, and we annihilate it with complete annihilation.

47:10 Have they not traveled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? Allah wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there will be the like thereof.

5:33 Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.

Jesus says:

Matt 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

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khnum MoreSun Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:51 Permalink

As an Australian I am absolutely fucking disgusted but it doesn't surprise me I have seen one to many pictures of our ex Goldman Sachs Prime Minister Malcolm Turdfull in a yarmulke this cunts grandparents are jewish which makes him eligable for Jewish citizenship and therefore unable to serve as a member of Parliament under section 44 of the contitution,thats right Australia your government is quite possibly invalid.

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Ms No TheWholeYearInn Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:24 Permalink

Those DEFINITIVE FINDINGS seem to be getting watered down fast with them now accusing Iran of involvement.  Then again, that is just globalists sinking and lashing out threats on the way down.  Comply!  That's been their threat for a long time "We will accuse you of terrorism and bring freedumb if you don't do exactly what we want".  It doesn't seem to be working anymore.  They have overused it and it is soon not to work at all.  Diminishing returns for all false flags and planting baby porn on computers.

Not only are there diminishing returns but they will bungle something and get caught so bad that likely it will happen all at once.  Some entire police department will come out against them or something. 

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philipat GreatUncle Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

So if, as portrayed by the MSM (again, a script must have been circulated because it is all the same), Israel was simply defending itself, how come none of them ever ask "how many fatalities then were there on the Israeli side?". Spoiler alert: NONE. I rest my case.

And how come the Western MSM always forget about the human right of freedom of assembly in such situations? The equivalent would be a mass peaceful demonstration (with the usual few Soros provocateurs) in a major US city resulting in the National Guard shooting and killing 60 people. Which would be equally disproportionate. But if it happened under Trump, can you imagine where the Western MSM would be on that?

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Golden Phoenix Anonymous_Bene… Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:38 Permalink

You can tell some people something is hot but they are compelled to touch it anyway and burn themselves. 

Some people will approach a chained dog and manage to get mauled to death. They could've been anywhere on the planet but they just had to stand in that particular spot. And then the idiot's moron relatives will blame the dog or the owner instead of the idiot.

The border is stationary. It wasn't chasing them - they brought themselves to it. More precisely someone intentionally placed them there.

Doesn't matter whether an object is animate or inanimate - there isn't an ounce of nobility in being a dumbass. Might as well stand on the tracks and argue with a train.

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Expendable Container Manthong Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:57 Permalink

" Palestinian Gaza has been turned into a massive prison ghetto. Surrounded by electronic fences and military posts, tightly sealed from the outside world, Palestinians in Gaza are forced to live in extreme poverty......

Ilan Pappé writes that what the Israeli army has been doing in the Gaza Strip since 2006 can appropriately be called an incremental genocide. Israeli military operations have been steadily escalating in every area...."

https://wearswar.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/should-all-american-college-s…

The Israeli military’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has resulted in arbitrary killings and destruction on a daily basis. Amira Hass wrote in January 2005 that the Israeli army

 controls Gaza through its fortified positions, which dominate densely populated residential areas; it controls Gaza with its airborne drones and their unceasing buzzing; the bulldozers that have not ceased demolishing, flattening, exposing, uprooting for the last four years;

the helicopters that fire missiles; the military orders that turn roads and farmlands and half the coastline into areas ‘prohibited to Palestinians’ so that any Palestinian using them ends up dead; orders that close all the passages into Gaza; the tanks that fire into civilian neighborhoods with…tank shells and other forms of munitions with a frequency that makes it impossible to count them…”

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Expendable Container A Sentinel Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:11 Permalink

One of the Black female Ministers in the South African government is Muslim so rightly is appalled at the treatment of fellow Muslims.

Pity the South African communist ANC government doesn't feel the same way about the Black terrorist gangs (which is govt sponsored) that are murdering White farmers and their wives and children after prolonged and agonizing torture - including pouring boiling water down a little boy's throat and putting another little boy into boiling water. Such is 'White Privilege'.....the latest just occurred an elderly White farmer had his throat slit and his wife was strangled with a cord.

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Escrava Isaura Stan522 Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:41 Permalink

Idiot, the world is a complex place. Keep the clichés to yourself.

Anirudh Joshi, When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? - John Maynard Keynes

If the UN had its own standing army, nuclear weapons and a taxable resource base so as to make it independent, it could very well achieve its goals. But no nation would allow the existence of such a supranational organization since it would be a categorical threat to their sovereignty. It would also freak a lot of people out. People mock the UN for having no power, but I'm sure they'd shit themselves if say a nuclear UN threatened the US for its drone program, China for its human rights abuses and dictators the world over for being assholes.

A powerless UN is easy to mock, but a powerful UN would be terrifyingly effective.

 

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Escrava Isaura Ms No Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:55 Permalink

Sometime you need to step outside of the play so that you can see the whole stage.

UN is like the baseball league. Then, once the game begins, the league places the referees to maintain order. American football, as an example, has seven referees policing the game. UN is a league of nations, that is it.

The problem is not the league; the problems are the players that don’t play by the rules. Trump, the citizen, is another great example of a person that don’ play by the rules.

 

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Expendable Container Escrava Isaura Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:17 Permalink

The UN is a useful tool for the international bankers. Recall the RWANDA MASSACRE of the (Christian) Tutsi by the Hutus? The Tutsis were herded into a refugee barbwire fenced camp 'for their safety' by the UN troops.

THEN

The UN troops walked away to allow well armed Hutus to move into the camp and slaughter them all. (Christian pastor Dr Peter Hammond went there and discovered and confirmed this himself personally).

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