Once again an investigative committee appointed by the Human Rights Council produced a predictably prejudiced report with one goal: to demonize
. Moreover, this report is unnecessary given the fact that Israel is currently conducting a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident through the Turkel Commission, and a committee was established by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to monitor the progress of the Israeli and Turkish investigations. Israel
For the HRC to conduct its own investigation in light of these other efforts is superfluous. For it to issue its undeniably biased report now is disruptive of the recently resumed negotiations between
and the Palestinian Authority. It is a travesty that the Human Rights Council wastes its time and funds with the sole intent of condemning and demonizing Israel . Israel
The HRC report itself lacks any context. It fails to address legitimate Israeli security concerns, nor the terrorist nature of Hamas and its repressive rule over the people of
, and glosses over the myriad of rockets that have rained down on Israeli civilians. The panel hypocritically relied on testimony from passengers aboard the very ship being investigated to draw its overwhelmingly biased conclusions against the Jewish State. Gaza
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
ADL: UN Human Rights Council Report On Gaza Flotilla "Undeniably Biased"
The mandate of the committee charged to investigate the May 31, 2010 incident aboard the Mavi Marmara predetermined the predictable approach of the report: "to investigate…Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director issued the following statement:
The investigative committee was established on June 2, 2010 and although
did not cooperate with the panel, the Israeli government is cooperating with the Secretary-General's investigation and established its own committee as well. Israel