PM slams Human Rights Council over 'fact finding' mission

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March 22, 2012 19:52

 
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Israeli reacted furiously Thursday to a UN Human rights Council decision to send a fact finding mission to the West Bank and east Jerusalem settlements, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu saying that council is "hypocritical" and should be "ashamed of itself."

By a vote of 36 – 1, with 10 abstentions, the council decided to establish an international fact finding mission to the settlements. Only the US voted against.

"This is a council that should be ashamed of itself," Netanyahu said. "The UN Human Rights Council has nothing to do with human rights." He said the body has an automatic anti-Israel majority.

Netanyahu said that the council has up until today passed 91 resolutions, 39 of them dealing with Israel, three with Syria, and one with Iran.

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