|Israel’s Response to the UN Human Rights Commission Resolution|
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
Israel rejects the resolution, which was passed today (April 18) at the annual session of the Human Rights Commission in Geneva, with the participation of 53 states.
The resolution concerning human rights violations in the territories, which was passed with the backing of the Arab countries and their supporters is not balanced. This resolution condemns one side while ignoring the continuing violence orchestrated by the Palestinians who chose not to continue peace negotiations after the Camp David Summit.
Instead of encouraging the Palestinians to resolve disagreements through negotiations, this one-sided resolution encourages them to continue the process of internationalization of the conflict, along with the use of violence and terrorism.
Israel has been repeatedly unfairly singled out at the commission on Human Rights. The only agenda item devoted to a specific state relates to Israel and Israel alone. We are deprived of a the right to become a member of any regional grouping, thus we also cannot be a full member of this Commission.