Dictators Unite at UNHRC to Slam Israeli 'Violations'
In the hour leading up to the impassioned request of Racheli Frenkel for the United Nations to get involved in freeing her abducted son Naftali (16), the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Tuesday was a stage of unparalleled Israel-bashing from the world's worst human rights offenders.
Frenkel, who appeared with Bat Galim Sha'ar and Iris Yifrah, the mothers of Gilad (16) and Eyal (19) who were kidnapped with Naftali, stated "it is wrong to take children, innocent boys or girls, and use them as instruments of any struggle. ...This council is charged with protecting human rights. I wish to ask: Doesn’t every child have the right to come home safely from school?"
That message came in stark contrast to the attacks on Israel justifying the kidnapping by representatives of dictatorships around the world.
One such representative came to speak for dictator Kim Jong-Un's North Korea.
"The deteriorating situation of human rights and the deteriorating situation of women and children in the region concerns us. We condemn the siege on Gaza, the spreading of settlements, and the building of the (security) wall," said the representative, reports Walla!.
Aside from the fact that Gaza has been the target of an Egyptian, not Israeli, siege, North Korea itself has perhaps the world's most horrendous human rights record.
A UN report released in February found that the atrocities committed by Kim's regime against his own people are "strikingly similar" to those of the genocidal Nazi regime in World War II. The report added that "the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world."
Other than threatening nuclear war on his southern neighbor and Japan, Kim has imposed numerous depraved limitations on his people, such as a new order in March mandating that all North Koreans must have his "Dear Leader" haircut.
Next up was the representative from Sudan, who had scathing words for the "colonial" Israeli forces.
"The colonial Israeli forces continue to breach international law, when they place financial limits and a siege on the Palestinians. The international community must help protect the human rights of the Palestinians," said the Sudanese representative.
Sudan for its part committed the Darfur massacre, which left over half a million dead and created three million refugees.
A Christian Sudanese woman was released on Tuesday after being sentenced to death for apostasy, only to be re-arrested later the same day with her husband and two children, one of whom had been born while the woman was under arrest.
Other countries getting in on the anti-Israel action were Malaysia, which recently banned usage of the word "Allah" ("G-d" in Malay) for all non-Muslims, as well as serial human rights violators Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Qatar.
Turkey - which has the dubious honor of being the country with the most journalists behind bars - got in on the action too; it should be noted that IDF sources revealed that Turkey-based Hamas leader Salah al-Arouri is likely behind the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens last week.