The UN report which accused Israel of committing “war crimes” in Gaza should not be surprising anyone, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, speaking on the sidelines of an evening in honor of Ateret Cohanim, an NGO dedicated to the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and eastern Jerusalem.

“Most of the countries in the United Nations - they don’t know what the words ‘civil rights’ mean, they don’t know what ‘human rights’ means, because they don’t practice it in their own countries,” said Hikind.

“Israel is treated differently than any other country in the world,” he continued. “Israel is singled out, it’s remarkable. I always ask one question: What would any country do if their cities were being bombarded with missiles every single day, every single hours for weeks? And your enemy places the missiles among civilians.”

Israel, Hikind pointed out, “does everything in the world” to ensure that civilians aren’t hurt, but “Israel is singled out. Israel is treated differently. I don’t think any of us are surprised anymore.”