“Israel” won't cooperate with UN rights team
It seems Commissioner Pillay was digging too deep into the Israeli doings and refuting their story that they are refusing to cooperate in the inquiry.
“Israel” on Thursday claimed that the head of a UN investigation into practices by the Israeli occupation forces in Palestinian territories is "biased", thus refusing to cooperate with the inquiry.
Navi Pillay, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was appointed last July to head a high-level investigation into "all underlying root causes" of the ongoing Israeli massacres in the region.
In a letter addressed to Pillay released Thursday, of course, “Israel” accused her of "championing an anti-Israel agenda and for numerous anti-Israel pronouncements.”
Because Commissioner Pillay was digging too deep into the Israeli doings and refuting their story, the Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lior Haiat told reporters "the fact that she was appointed to this commission is actually a disgrace.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry refused to cooperate in the investigation, declaring, "We will not be cooperating with this commission.”
The comments came after UN Watch, a Geneva-based pro-“Israel” rights group that monitors UN activities, on Monday demanded that Pillay, a South African jurist, resign from the probe.
It claimed that Pillay, who has served as a judge with the International Criminal Court and as Judge President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, has "demonstrable bias against Israel, including on issues specifically related to the case and controversy that is the object of this inquiry.”
The Commission of Inquiry was created by the UN Human Rights Council last year, following the 11-day war "Israel" waged on Gaza.
It was mandated to investigate all violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by the Israeli occupation in the occupied Palestinian territories, including occupied east Al-Quds.
Pillay served as UN rights chief from 2008 to 2014. Prior to that, Pillay, who is of Indian Tamil origin, became in 1967 the first non-white woman to open her own law practices in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, where she represented people protesting apartheid.