The UN's Kangaroo Court

(Substack) Melanie Phillips - A UN Commission of Inquiry report on "alleged violations" of international law in "the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel" was presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on June 13. A tissue of malevolent falsehoods, distortions and misrepresentations of international law, the report makes only passing reference to Palestinian terrorism and the thousands of Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians which constitute actual war crimes. It is, in short, little more than Hamas and Palestinian propaganda. Ignoring the fact that Palestinian Arabs had turned the Al-Aqsa mosque into a theater of war from which they hurled rocks down at Jewish worshippers and Israeli police, the report claimed that Israeli forces had conducted "aggressive actions" against "peaceful protesters and worshippers." The Commission of Inquiry has all the trappings of a kangaroo court - verdict first, evidence to follow - straight out of the Soviet playbook. The UN gave the commission a mandate in perpetuity to report annually on alleged war crimes and discrimination going right back to Israel's establishment. Applied to no other country, the UN has thus singled out Israel for a permanent inquisition. What is intolerable is the acquiescence of the leaders of the free world to this betrayal of the core mission of the UN. The writer is a columnist for The Times-UK.

2022-06-16 00:00:00

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