UN Votes on Israel
I am temporarily pausing the series titled Goliath to present information concerning the crisis in Israel and Gaza.
The following is a compilation of news gatherd from severla sourcdes over t e past few days.
Spiritual leader, Abu Muhammed al-Maqdisi, issued a challenge for jihadists to join the battle. calling for fighters to travel to Gaza to oppose Israel. He stated- “True, we are fighting in Syria, but our heart yearns to arrive and fight the sons and brothers of the apes and pigs [a favorite Islamic reference for Jews],” Maqdisi said. “The days of defeats have passed. Our concept today is offensive and therefore you must attack.”
While a relatively quiet, rocket-free night brought a measure of calm for the residents of southern Israel, Hamas called for “a third intifada” and “A Day of Rage,” following a mass protest in Jerusalem that attracted a crowd of up to 10,000.
Hamas released a statement saying, “We call on the Palestinian people to [gather for] a day of rage against the occupation’s [Israel’s] procedures in Jerusalem against al-Aqsa mosque.” Israel has denied the accusation that the mosque has ever been in danger.
Liberal media ignores stories like this and focuses instead on the civilian casualties in Gaza that Israel does so much to minimize—even at the risk of its own soldiers. It is an outrage that the world is not loudly standing with Israel and punishing the nations like Iran that fund the terrorists who are killing Jewish people every chance they get.
On the same day Hamas terrorists launched at least 80 rockets into Israel at civilian targets, the UN Human Rights Commission voted in emergency session to launch an investigation into Israel's “war crimes.” Prime Minister Netanyahu's office released a statement calling the body “a kangaroo court” and the outcome a “foregone conclusion.”
If you ever need an illustration of the hypocrisy of the world toward Israel, this is it. Instead of focusing on Hamas, which has fired more than two thousand rockets into the Jewish state since it launched this violent campaign, the UN body is looking at Israel, which goes to extraordinary lengths to minimize civilian casualties.
The UN Human Rights Council since announced that an independent commission be established to investigate possible violations of international law in Gaza at the request of the Palestinians, Egypt and Pakistan.
The following response from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office said, “The decision is a farce. Instead of investigating Hamas for committing a double war crime – firing rockets at Israeli civilians – the Human Rights Council calls for an investigation against Israel, which is making unprecedented efforts to avoid harming civilians. The Human Rights Council should investigate Hamas’s decisions to turn hospitals into command centers and schools into weapons depots and to place rocket launchers next to playgrounds, private homes and mosques,” the statement continued.