Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel is considering leaving the UN Human Rights Council, according to Israeli radio.
“ Israel is considering whether or not to stay in the Human Rights Council in light of the recentUN Gazareport,” BenjaminNetanyahu said in a closed meeting with top Israeli officials, according to Israeli Army Radio.
Last Monday, an independent United Nations inquiry pointed out the impunity with which Israeli forces committed grave human rights violations in the Gaza Strip and West Bank during its offensive in 2014.
The report noted that there was a huge increase in firepower during the conflict in 2014, with over 6,000 airstrikes carried out by the Israeli army and around 50,000 tank and artillery shells fired.
Palestinian armed groups also reportedly fired 4,881 rockets and 1,753 mortars at Israel between July and August 2014.
The State of Palestine officially submitted documents to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday, accusing Israel of war crimes and illegal settlement construction on…
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