Ambassador to UNHRC: 'Israel does not behead people, we use our heads'

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June 16, 2015 03:56

 
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“Israel does not behead people. We use our heads to create innovation,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Eviatar Manor said on Monday as he delivered an unusual speech in defense of his country.

The UNHRC has a growing obsessions with Israel, said Manor as he spoke on the first day of its 29th session, which will last for three weeks.

“Israel does not cut off [the] hands of people. We use our hands to vote in ballot boxes. Israel does not stone women. We empower women," said Manor as he alluded to the atrocities committed by some of Israel's neighbors and regional terrorist groups.

“Amos Oz, the well-known Israeli author, says there are degrees of evil and one who cannot make a distinction ends up serving evil. You have been advised,” he warned.

Manor spoke in advance of the UNHRC’s release of its report on Israel’s war with Hamas, in which its expected to charge Israel with war crimes.

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