Yesterday, the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a resolution ordering a complete review of Israel’s West Bank settlement policies:
Presenting the resolution, a Pakistani envoy criticized Israel. saying that “In violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, Israel is continuing construction of illegal settlements in the occupied territories including east Jerusalem,
“This resolution seeks to respond to the humanitarian and human rights challenges this illegal Israeli practice has created in the occupied territories,” he said.
Soon thereafter, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back:
“This is hypocritical council with an automatic majority against Israel. This council ought to be ashamed of itself. Until today, the council has made 91 decisions, 39 of which dealt with Israel, three with Syria and one with Iran. One only had to hear the Syrian representative speak today about human rights in order to understand how detached from reality the council is. Another proof of its detachment from reality came last week when it invited before it a representative of Hamas, an organization whose ideology is based on the murder of innocents.”
GO Mr. Prime Minister!