It has been proven once again that the UNHRC “is completely divorced from reality,” Danon charged.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) again exposed its bias against Israel when it chose to condemn Israel’s judicial system, while failing to relate to countries with no judicial process.
Azaria was also demoted to the rank of Private and received another 12-months suspended sentence.
Last March, Azaria, a combat medic stationed in Hebron, shot a neutralized terrorist in the head as he lay wounded on the ground after committing a stabbing attack against the soldier’s colleagues.
The UNHRC said it was “deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence” given by the military court.
“While the prosecution and conviction are very welcome steps towards accountability, the punishment, which is excessively lenient, is difficult to reconcile with the intentional killing of an unarmed and prone individual. It also stands in contrast to the sentences handed down by other Israeli courts for other less serious offences, notably the sentencing of Palestinian children to more than three years’ imprisonment for throwing stones at cars. This case risks undermining confidence in the justice system and reinforcing the culture of impunity,” the UNHRC stated.
The UNHRC also alleged that other IDF soldiers, who should have been tried, escaped without facing justice.
“More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces since the most recent upsurge in violence. Sergeant Azaria is the only member of the Israeli security forces brought to trial for such a killing,” the UNHRC stated.
The UNHRC failed to remark that these Palestinians were killed while carrying out terror attacks or violently rioting.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon slammed the UNHRC for its bias against the Jewish State.
“The UN Human Rights Council sits silently by as human rights are crushed in Syria and Iran and then, in the peak of hypocrisy, criticizes the only true democracy in the Middle East. This proves once again that this body is completely divorced from reality. The credibility and integrity of the Israeli justice system is indisputable,” he stated.
By: Aryeh Savir World Israel News