The United Nations Human Rights Council passed five anti-Israel resolutions in Geneva on Friday.
The 47 member council held its first annual session of the year, passing anti-Israel resolutions and demanding restitution for a UN school damaged during 2014 Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip.
Five resolutions were passed by the UNHRC, including resolutions centered on adherence to previous resolutions deeming Israeli settlements and the Golan Heights, illegal, a resolution on the “Palestinian’s right to self-determination” and a resolution to ensure “accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including east Jerusalem.”
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, again condemned the United Nations, releasing the statement “When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran and Syria, it is the council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name. Today’s actions make it clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights.”
On the United States’ membership to the UNHRC, Haley stated “The United States continues to evaluate our membership in the Human Rights Council. Our patience is not unlimited. Today’s actions make clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights.” The United States and Israel announced last year that it would leave the council if it continued it continued its biased abuse on the State of Israel.
Last year, the UNHRC also passed five anti-Israel resolutions, Haley at the time warning “As you know, the United States is looking carefully at this council and its participation in it. We see some areas for significant strengthening.”
Israel’s Ambassador the United Nations responded to the council’s calls for compensation on damages to one of its schools in the Strip, stating “Instead of making demands of Israel, the UN should ask Hamas for compensation, for using its facilities to harm civilians… [it] should also investigate how time and again, a terrorist group, which uses Gazans as human shields, exploits these facilities for its own use.”
Two resolutions were passed on Syria, and one one Myanmar, North Korea and Iran.
This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, March 25, 2018, and reposted with permission.