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UN Human Rights Council passes 5 new resolutions condemning Israel
UN Human Rights Council passes 5 new resolutions condemning Israel
[ 23/03/2013 - 02:15 PM ]

GENEVA, (PIC)-- Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights welcomed the five resolutions that condemned the Israeli occupation at the UN Human Rights Council on Friday.

The Observatory said in a statement on Friday that the new resolutions adopted by the Human Rights Council represent the strongest UN condemnation against Israel, and pointed out that the international consensus regarding the resolutions was unprecedented.

The statement pointed out that the most important resolution is the one about implementation of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission on the impact of settlements in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.

This resolution urges Israel to withdraw all settlers from the occupied West Bank and says that Israeli settlements are illegal. 45 states voted in favor of the draft resolution while the United States was the only member state to vote against it.

The rest of the draft resolutions are related to the implementation of the recommendations of the Goldstone report on the 2008-2009 war on Gaza, as well as a resolution related to the right of the Palestinians to self-determination.

The United States was the only member of the 47-nation council to vote against each of the Arab-backed resolutions.

All the five resolutions were discussed during the 22nd session of the UN Council that kicked off last Monday in Geneva.

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