Netanyahu: Israel Does Not Commit War Crimes

Prime Minister condemns UN report alleging Israeli war crimes, and HRC for 'doing everything but worrying about human rights.'

Hezki Baruch,

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed on Monday the recently published United Nations report accusing Israel of committing war crimes during Operation Protective Edge.

"This committee does everything but worry about human rights," Netanyahu fired. "This committee condemns Israel more than Iran, Syria and North Korea put together."

Netanyahu argued the UN Human Rights Council has sanctioned "incitement and instigation against Israel" and is receiving money from the Palestinian Authority for doing so. 

Israel defends itself, Netanyahu stressed, "in accordance with international law, in the face of the terrorists who shoot at civilians and hide behind civilians."

"Israel defends itself against a terror organization which calls for its destruction and that itself carries out war crimes."

"Israel does not commit war crimes, but Hamas commits war crimes," Netanyahu charged, adding that Israel will not sit idly by, but will "act resolutely against anyone who tries to harm us."