UN: What Hizballah Rockets?
A United Nations commission to investigate "flagrant violations" of Human rights by Israel has determined and recommended that Israel should be forced to compensate for damage inflicted in Lebanon during the month-long summer campaign instigated by a Hizballah attack into Israel.
While making no mention of the over 4,000 Hizballah rockets and missiles fired intentionally into Israeli towns to kill Israeli civilians, the commission was mandated to investigate what the UN Human Rights Commission termed the Israelis' "systematic targeting and killing" of Lebanese civilians.
Commission member Stelios Perrakis attempted to dismiss criticism that the inquiry and resultant report produced was completely one-sided by saying, "Of course it (the report) was not one-sided, it was within the limits imposed by the mandate." But any report on civilian attacks during the summer war that does not include 4,000 terrorist rockets slamming civilians by design cannot be taken seriously.
But this is the track to be expected of a UN Human Rights Commission has formally condemned and/or made findings against Israel no less than 5 times in 2006, while the whole of the world's other human rights concerns have netted 0. A nation surrounded by terrorists who incessantly attack it gets the UNHRC's undivided attention. Somewhere, there are mullahs and brutal dictators of various stripes smiling.
If there were a UN Human Rights Commission scorecard, for 2006 it would look something like the following:
2006 UNHRC Official Scorecard
5 Evil Zionists
0 Remainder, Planet Earth
Note: While the mullahs are somewhere smiling at the UN and laughing at America, they are applauding Europe. John Rosenthal discusses the Eurpean war crimes lawsuit filed against Donald Rumsfeld in Germany in Germany Judges the World: 'Universal Jurisdiction,' War Crimes and German Law.