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March 26, 2012 2:05 pm

Israel Will Not Allow UN Mission to Enter West Bank

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Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel is taking its decision to break ties with the UN Human Rights Council a step further.

A UN team working on behalf of the council will be barred from entering Israel and the West Bank, according to Israeli Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.

“It means that we’re not going to work with them. We’re not going to let them carry out any kind of mission for the Human Rights Council, including this probe,” he said.  Israel decided to leave the council over the group’s acceptance of a resolution last week condemning Jewish construction in the West Bank and the council’s plan to send a “fact finding mission” to the area.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nation in Geneva, where the Human Rights Council is based, will remain in Switzerland in order to continue work with other organizations but contact with the UNHRC has been suspended.

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  • susan wurtz

    Heaven forbid that some fact-finding mission just might identify facts other than the officially sanctioned “facts” of the government of Israel. Keep them out, by all means! That’ll teach ’em! What could those fact-finders be thinking?Imagine not agreeing with Israel 100% of the time! Israel could so easily have the support of the entire western world; yet the government repeatedly insists on acts of stupidity–and year by year the loss of credibility in the eyes of the world.



  • Stanley Gornish

    FINALLY Israel is developing a backbone! The irony is that by standing up for itself, Israel will gain more respect than if it continued to play along.

  • A REAL American

    Its about time. These people are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. If Obama had an brains or batzeem, he would pull the US out of the UNHRC too.

    The greatest violator of human rights in the West Bank and Gaza is the Palestinian Terrorist organizations and their quasi state sponsor the PA who violate the human rights of the Palestinian people on a daily basis using the entire population as human shield for their illegal terrorist operations (it is a violation of the Geneva conventions to conduct military operations using a civilian population as a cover) and subjecting them to torture and death for refusing to cooperate with them or refusing to turn a blind eye to their corruption and greed.

    And these violations would and do occur (just like everywhere else in the Arab world) in plain sight regardless of Israelis building homes anywhere near the Arab population. Israeli building activity is just a LAME excuse for inaction on the part of moral midgets running the UN and its associated bodies who have given over a HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS in aid to the Palestinians with nothing to show from it.

    Want to see real murder, torture and human rights abuses against the Palestinians? Just go inside Gaza and observe how Hamas treats those who are opposed to their fundamentalist rule.