The same UN organization that recently published a report accusing Israel of “apartheid,” has come out with another anti-Israel report.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has published a report accusing Israeli security forces of using disproportionate force against Palestinians, occasionally in the form of “extrajudicial executions.”
The report says that Israeli security forces killed sixty-three Palestinians, including nineteen children, and wounded an additional 2,276 Palestinians, including 562 children, in the span of a year from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon stressed in a statement that such accusations against the IDF are unacceptable.
“We will not accept any attempt to slander the brave soldiers of the IDF,” he said.
“This is yet another blood libel against the State of Israel,” he added. “Just as we succeeded in having the previous preposterous report removed, we will fight relentlessly against this blatantly false distortion of the truth, as well.”
The previous ESCWA report accused Israel of practicing apartheid. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for the report be removed from the organization’s website, causing ESCWA’s executive secretary Rima Khalaf to resign from her post.
The organization’s new report also accuses Israel of maltreatment towards Palestinian detainees, including “torture or ill-treatment of Palestinian children” and “deprivation of basic legal safeguards for administrative detainees, isolation and solitary confinement of detainees, including minors, punishment, and ill-treatment of hunger strikers.”
The report insists, “no criminal investigation was opened into more than 1,000 complaints of torture or ill-treatment filed since 2001.”
By: World Israel News Staff