Jun 23, 2015

Hamas, Not Israel, Violated Human Rights

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the report issued by the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict:

“This report erroneously calls into question Israel’s inherent right to self-defense and provides yet more evidence that the UN Human Rights Council is a biased entity. Equating Hamas and Israel is nonsense. While Israel did everything possible to avoid civilian casualties, Hamas deliberately targeted Israeli civilians and intentionally positioned military equipment in civilian areas.  Hamas also carried out abductions, torture, and unlawful killings against Palestinians during last year’s hostilities.  The international community should not accept this report and Congress and the Administration should work hand in hand to ensure that any attempts to de-legitimize Israel’s existence are stopped in their tracks.”

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