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Tag - UNHRC

25
Mar

UNHRC adopts report condemning Israel’s use of lethal force in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a report condemning Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and excessive force” against civilian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip. The report was released by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry that was formed after more than 60 Palestinians were killed during a single day of …

22
Mar

UNHRC adopts resolution to strengthen UN presence in Palestine

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a draft resolution to strengthen the UN presence in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory, on Friday afternoon. The UNHRC requested “the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to strengthen the field presence of the Office of the High Commissioner in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the …

26
Mar

Incitement campaign against UNHRC following anti-Israel resolutions

A wave of incitement was launched on Saturday by Israeli officials against the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after it adopted several resolutions critical of Israel’s behavior toward the Palestinians. Israel’s War Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter, “Israel has no business being in the UN Human Rights Council,” adding, “Its presence there gives legitimacy …