India has, however, maintained that there’s no change in its long-standing policy on support to the Palestinian cause. “The issue in this particular Resolution was the reference to the worldwide Criminal Court (ICC)”.
“India is not a signatory to the Rome Statute establishing the ICC”.
Marusek says the UN Human Rights Council’s report shows the global community has lost its patience on the regime’s transgression of worldwide regulations and the United States’ all-out support for the entity.
Adnan Damiri, spokesman of the PNA security apparatuses told Xinhua that the PNA security establishments “are ready to resist and confront any military action could be carried out against the Palestinian security”.
Hamas in Gaza published the names of 108 of its members who had been arrested.
Palestinian Ambassador Ibrahim Khraishi said the government had set up an independent committee on Thursday to probe allegations, and it would respect its legal obligations.
While India did vote against Israel at the UNHRC last July, in parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had refused to make a statement “condemning Israel” for the Gaza strikes.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty). In this Tuesday, June 23, 2015 photo, an Israeli vendor waits for clients at the southern Israeli town of Sderot, next to the Israel-Gaza border. Forty-one members of the UNHRC, among them all the European Union states who are members, voted for the resolution that was presented by Pakistan. It also called for an end to the impunity of Israeli officials responsible for the 2014 massacre. A total 41 countries voted in favour of the resolution, while the U.S. was the only country to vote against it. India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Macedonia abstained.
Israel feels the UNHRC vote on the violence in the Gaza Strip was “politicized” and “unbalanced”.
The Israeli foreign ministry previously stated: “In defending itself against attacks, Israel’s military acted according to the highest worldwide standards”.
Israel s representative Eviatar Manor lambasted the decision, accusing the council of being an “agent provocateur”, while his Palestinian opposite number Ibrahim Khraishi was jubilant.
The head of the United Nations s inquiry Mary McGowan Davis said investigators had found “serious violations of worldwide humanitarian and human rights law by Israel and Palestinian armed groups, in some cases amounting to war crimes”.
Cruz, an ardent supporter of Israel, said “there is no equivalence between Israel’s extraordinary efforts to protect civilians and Hamas’ use of the Palestinian people as human shields.”