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Israel rejects Human Rights Council resolution on Gaza

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe Israeli Foreign Ministry announced its rejection of the decision of the UN Human Rights Council to form a fact-finding committee on the events in Gaza.

“Israel categorically rejects the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution, which once again demonstrated that it is a body with an anti-Israel majority, overcome by hypocrisy and absurdity,” the foreign ministry statement said.

The Foreign Office added that the results of the Committee’s work were “known in advance” and were reflected in the text of the resolution itself.

“The real objective of this committee is not to investigate the facts, but to demonize the Jewish state and limit its right to defend itself.”

The Foreign Ministry added that the army acted within the framework of the law and used force to prevent the infiltration of persons whose aim was “to kill Israelis and commit terrorist acts.” Hamas blamed the deaths in Gaza.

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip border on May 14 killed dozens of Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 people on the opening day of the new US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.