UN Human Rights Council holds moment of silence for Gaza "martyrs"

by Infidelesto on March 4, 2008 · 0 comments

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The joke that’s called the UN Human Rights Council which itself has many member nations that commit Human rights violations themselves, has called for a moment of silence for the “martyrs” in Gaza.

The UN Human Rights Council held a moment of silence Tuesday for “martyrs in Gaza” killed by Israeli armed forces, after a request by Iran’s foreign minister.

Manouchehr Mottaki called for the gesture on behalf of the “women and children who are nowadays under attack by the Zionist regime,” the term Iranian officials use for Israel because they do not recognize the Jewish state.

I would like … to request one minute of silence and ask my Muslim brothers and sisters to read the fatah for those martyrs in Gaza,” he asked the council president, referring to the opening verse in the Quran. The room was silent for about 30 seconds. Those present said no one stood.

The overwhelming anti-Israel Bias has been well documented.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, please get up to speed with how ridiculous and pathetic this committee is which overwhelmingly consists of African and Islamic countries.

The UN Human Rights Council, like its predecessor the UN Human Rights Commission, has been criticized by mainly Western countries for focusing too much on Israel.  By April 2007, the Council had passed nine resolutions condemning Israel and had been the only country the UN Human Rights Council had specifically condemned.  By comparison, toward Sudan, a country with severe human rights abuses in Darfur as documented by the Council’s work groups, it has only expressed “deep concern.”

They were actually reformed in 2006 after the US ambassador walked out of the commission, but still to this day can do nothing but condemn Israel for simply existing.

On May 4, 2004, United States ambassador Sichan Siv walked out of the Commission following the uncontested election of Sudan to the commission, calling it an “absurdity” in light of Sudan’s ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region

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