UN Launches Inquiry Into Possible Human Rights Violations In Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into human rights violations that it says may have been committed during Israel’s ongoing military operation in Gaza. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni condemned the UNHRC decision as “applauding terror” and stressed that Israel would continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of its citizens. The Prime Minister’s Office released a response to the decision which stated that rather than investigate Israel it should probe Hamas, as the PMO said the terror group was committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians. 

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