Israel says won’t cooperate with UN fact finding mission on Gaza conflict

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More

Nov 12, – Israel will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into its 50-day war with rocket-firing militants in Gaza this summer, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

hromedia Israel says won't cooperate with UN fact finding mission on Gaza conflict arab uprising2“Since the Schabas commission is not an inquiry but a commission that gives its conclusions in advance, Israel will not cooperate with the commission of the UN Human Rights Council over the last conflict with Hamas,” foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a statement.

The decision had been taken because of the “obsessive hostility against Israel of this commission and the words of its president against Israel and its leaders,” he added.

In August, Canadian international law expert William Schabas was named as the head of the UN commission, angering Israel, where he is widely regarded as hostile to the Jewish state over reported calls to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the International Criminal Court.

Israel has long had stormy relations with the UN Human Rights Council.

In January 2012, it became the first country to refuse to attend a periodic review of its human rights record. And two months later, it cut all ties with the council over its plans to probe how Jewish settlements were harming Palestinian rights.

Hamas welcomed the establishment of the commission which is due to report to the council in March 2015.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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