UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel is furious at the UN Human Rights Council most of the time, but they are particularly furious whenever the body offers a report, as Israel tends to violate a lot of human rights. In this case, the council has announced an “independent inquiry” into the protests at the Gaza border.

Every Friday, for months now, Palestinian protesters have rallied near the Gaza border to protest the Israeli blockade. Every Friday, Israel shoots a large number of people. The investigation ruled that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe Israel violated international law.

The report noted that 154 out of 183 people killed by Israel in that time were entirely unarmed. They noted Israel had repeatedly, deliberately shot children and journalists, as well as disabled protesters. International law, needless to say, frowns upon those sorts of deliberate killings.

While Israeli officials reacted with typical fury, it is noteworthy that they didn’t deny any of the content of the report. Instead, Acting Foreign Minister Katz argued Israel has a “right of self-defense and the obligation to defend its citizens and borders.” In essence, he is arguing that Israel had an obligation to shoot those unarmed children.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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  • Hercules Brownstone

    If there was ONE issue that Americans really OUGHT to be outraged over, its THIS! I am disgusted by Israels behavior towards Palestinians. What Israel is doing is offensive to people all over the world. WHY? Because MOST of us have a sense of moral decency and we believe in the humane treatment of ALL people! In this regard, Israel is unlike EVERY OTHER COUNTRY on the planet! They have NO ETHICS OR MORALITY in their treatment of arabs, christians, ANYBODY really. The American people are constantly LIED TO about the atrocities Israel commits on a daily basis otherwise American outrage would have stopped the human rights violations a LONG time ago! Israels flagrant disregard for this country, and the people in it, are demonstrated by their in-your-face attacks against innocent civilians and children. THEY do not have an ounce of compassion, even for children being brutally assaulted. Americans are better than that. At least, we WERE. We have lost any claim to moral superiority simply by defending the indefensible-in occupied Palestine.