08-07-2020 05:22 PM Jerusalem Timing

Israel Boycotts UN Rights Council over Settlement Investigation Decision

Israel Boycotts UN Rights Council over Settlement Investigation Decision

Israel decided on Monday to cut contact with the United Nations Human Rights Council after last week’s decision to establish an international investigative committee on the settlements that the occupation is building in the West Bank,

Israel decided on Monday to cut contact with the United Nations Human Rights Council after last week’s decision to establish an international investigative committee on the settlements that the occupation is building in the West Bank, Haaretz reported Monday.

According to the Zionist website, “the Israeli foreign ministry ordered the Israeli ambassador to Geneva to cut off contact immediately, instructing him to ignore phone calls from the commissioner.”

Quoting an un-named official, Haaretz pointed out that this step would enable the Zionist entity to “bar any fact-finding team dispatched by the council from entering Israel and the West Bank to investigate settlement construction.”

"We will not permit members of the human rights council to visit Israel and our ambassador has been instructed to not even answer phone calls," the official said.