Total Moral Bankruptcy! Israel Refuses to Cooperate with UN Fact-Finding Mission

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Monday August 06, 2012 14:32 by Kelly Joiner – IMEMC & Agencies

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has assembled a team of experts to investigate the expansion of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Ma’an News reported on Sunday that the fact-finding committee will begin its investigation in August and plans to release a preliminary report at the end of September. The final report will be submitted in March of 2013. This is according to a report on the Voice of Palestine radio by UNHRC Palestinian representative, Ibrahim Khreisheh.

The investigation will be led by French judge Christine Chanet. All Israeli settlements within the Occupied Palestinian Territories have previously been found to be a violation of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry stated that Israel would not cooperate with the fact-finding mission and will not allow UNHRC members to enter Israel or the Palestinian territories because it sees the investigation as unfairly targeting Israel.

The denial of entry of UN investigators in Iraq was seen by the United States as a justification for war with that nation. It remains to be seen if the US will apply this policy consistently to a nation it views as a friend or whether they will decide to protect a country under investigation for ongoing human rights abuses.

The Israeli position that other countries in the region are more serious offenders does not seem to be an optimal defense. Justification of oppression on the grounds that others are worse seems to be an admission of guilt.

Watch Caught on Camera: Ethnic Cleansing

Netanyahu’s Likud on it’s website: “The Jordan River as a Permanent Border”
The Jordan Valley and the territories that dominate it shall be under Israeli sovereignty. The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel. The Kingdom of Jordan is a desirable partner in the permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians in matters that will be agreed upon.


The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river.
Source: Likud platform

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

Save yourself time. It is only about this : Ethnic Cleansing

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