Last August, Human Rights Council (HRC) President Baudelaire Ndong Ella announced the formation of an “independent, international commission of inquiry” into war crimes committed during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (OPE).
International human rights law expert Professor William Schabas was appointed to chair a three-person panel. His special focus is genocide.
On January 30, Israel’s Geneva-based UN envoy, Eviator Manor, outrageously accused him of a “blatant conflict of interest.”
A typical Israeli stunt. Demanded his immediate dismissal. Months earlier, Israel refused to cooperate with HRC’s investigation. Outrageously called it a “kangaroo court” proceeding. Continue reading