Libermann: Israel must withdraw immediately from UN Human Rights Council

“Israel must withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council and persuade the United States to adopt a similar move,” according to the Defense Minister Avigdor Libermann

   

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    Defense Minister Avigdor Libermann wrote on twitter Thursday morning : 

   "Israel is under a double attack. A terror attack from Gaza and an attack of hypocrisy headed by the United Nations Human Rights Council "

    The Human Rights Council's condemnations of Israel, Libermann wrote, "are meant to deter Israel from protecting itself. They will not succeed "

    He also said, "We must stop permitting this celebration of hypocrisy," the defense minister wrote, "and immediately withdraw from the Human Rights Council, and work diligently so that the United States joins us in this step."

    Israeli fire killed at least 60 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border, in a violent burst of bloodshed that cast a cloud over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new US Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

    One hundred and 28 countries have backed a UN resolution condemning Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. South Africa has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel in response to the violence.

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