By Jason Ditz
Israeli officials announced Friday that they will completely refuse all cooperation with the new UN probe into the Nakba Day killings of 61 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The protesters were killed by Israeli troops.
A UN Security Council resolution failed to agree on the probe, when it was vetoed by the United States. The UN Human Rights Council, where no veto power exists, held a special session agreeing to send international investigators into the probe.
It was the deadliest single day in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Israeli invasion. The incident lead to substantial international outcry. Israeli officials argued that the number of deaths were themselves of no consequence, likening it to killing Nazis.
Israeli officials are expressing outrage at the probe, saying it proves an “anti-Israel bias” at the UN Human Rights Council and amounts to the body supporting terrorism. US officials also condemned the decision, though without a veto they were unable to block it.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is now demanding that the US immediately withdraw itself from the UN Human Rights Council as a way of punishing them for supporting the probe. US Ambassador Nikki Haley didn’t indicate that such a withdrawal would happen, but complained that the UN should be investigating Iran and/or Venezuela instead of Israel.
By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo
The old saw was never more true than when applied to Israel: If you have nothing to hide, why do you try so hard to keep everything a secret?
TWO DAYS AND NOT ONE SINGLE COMMENT?
It must be pointed out that each time now that Israel is caught red handed committing another atrocity and in turn demands the world ignore it, the regular readers on of this website, who have been such prolific and loud supporters of their version of truth, justice and the Israeli only way, can only offer silence in defense of Israel’s vile, evil and heinous acts. Where oh where are the legions of self proclaimed, self righteous “progressives” who have been demanding not just justice, but retribution for the alleged horrors in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan in the form of bombing, invasion and regime change now that Israel is the guilty party? Again, nothing but silence. Hypocrisy and double standards simply doesn’t begin to cover it. By rights the US should be raining down bombs on Israel in preparation for regime change in Tel Aviv……
To hoards of Israel can do no wrong shrills out there; your silence is deafening. It is screaming to the world that the truth has finally begun to catch up with Israel…..