Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council voted in a special session yesterday for a resolution that will launch an inquiry into alleged human rights violations by Israel.
“I am greatly disappointed but not surprised that once again the UN Human Rights Council has taken a biased and one-sided approach against Israel. The resolution that came out of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday has little grounding in the reality of a conflict between Israel, a country trying to protect its civilians, and Hamas, a terrorist group that purposefully places civilians on both sides in harm’s way. A resolution that fails to even mention the word Hamas, or the barrage of rockets that have targeted Israeli towns and cities, the rockets stored by Hamas in UNRWA schools or even the tunnels built by Hamas to carry out attacks against Israeli civilians highlights the Council’s continued blatant anti-Israel bias. I support and commend the Administration’s efforts against this irresponsible resolution.”