NEW YORK: The United Nations Human Rights commission has adopted a resolution, tabled by by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) coordinator, Pakistan, and the Palestinian state, calling for ‘Ensuring respect for int’l humanitarian law & int’l human rights law’, establishing ongoing commission of inquiry to investigate Human Rights abuses in Occupied Palestine including East Jerusalem & Israel.
The resolution calls for probe crimes that may have been committed during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza this month.
This came just a day after Michelle Bachelet, Chief of UN Human Rights Commission, Israeli airstrikes against residential buildings in Gaza “may constitute war crimes.” She also called Hamas’s rocket attacks against Israel “a clear violation of international humanitarian law.”
The UN HR Council passed the resolution by a 24-9 vote, with 14 abstentions. Germany voted against the measure. India abstained voting on formation of UNHRC commision to investigate so called “Human rights violations” over Palestinians, while China and Russia voted in favour.
The resolution says that the UN council “decides to urgently establish an ongoing independent, international commission of inquiry, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, to investigate in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel.”
Reacting sharply over the UN resolution, Israeli premier Netanyahu called the adoption of resolution as ‘shameful decision.
Turning to Twitter, he said