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Netanyahu blasts UN right council's probe as 'shameful'

The UN Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to establish a “Commission of Inquiry” to investigate rights violations in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a memorial ceremony for the fallen of the Altalena at the Nachalat Yitzhak cemetery in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on May 26, 2021.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denounced a UN Human Rights Council resolution to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian law committed during the 11-day conflict between Hamas and Israel. 

By a vote of 24-9, with 14 abstentions, the council on Thursday adopted a resolution to establish a standing Commission of Inquiry to monitor and document violations in the Palestinian territories and in Israel. The resolution spearheaded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Palestinian delegation also calls for the commission to probe “all underlying root causes” of the violence, including “systematic discrimination and repression.” 

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