125 countries back open-ended UNHRC war crimes probe against Israel
by Tovah Lazaroff
December 24, 2021
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to fund an unprecedented open-ended war crimes probe against Israel, with the backing of 125 countries. The probe, called a Commission of Inquiry (COI), had initially been approved in May by the 47-member UN Human Rights Council in the aftermath of the 11-day Gaza war, known as Operation Guardian of the Walls. Its broad mandate – approved 24-9 with 14 abstentions in May – allows for an investigation into any alleged Israeli human rights violations on either side of the Green Line…No such open-ended investigation has ever been leveled against any other UN member state. READ MORE
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