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JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– The head of the UN's Gaza probe, Canadian legal expert William Schabas, said he would investigate possible Israeli human rights violations in Operation Protective Edge, but balked on Tuesday at clarifying whether his mandate included Hamas, the Jersualem Post reported.

He was asked about Hamas's inclusion during an interview with Channel 2. "I cannot tell you what the commission is going to do in terms of interpreting its mandate. I am only one member and I have not had a meeting with the other commissioners," Schabas said.

He spoke after his appointment Monday to head a three-member UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into events in Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem since the Hamas kidnapping of three Israeli teens on July 12.

"Do you consider Hamas a terrorist organization?" Channel 2 asked him.

"It would be inappropriate for me to answer a question like that," Schabas said, adding that it was important to "study this question in as neutral and objective a manner as possible."

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Makeup of UN Gaza probe panel proves anti-Israel bias, Jerusalem says – Times of Israel
Israel dismissed the Monday appointment of the three members of a UN human rights’ investigative committee to review the recent military operation in Gaza, saying the identity of the three proved that the results of the probe were a foregone conclusion.

Prosor: Having Schabas lead UN Gaza probe akin to ISIS hosting religious tolerance event – Jerusalem Post
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations predicted on Wednesday that Jerusalem will not cooperate with the so-called "Schabas committee" that has been appointed to investigate alleged war crimes committed during Operation Protective Edge.

International Canadian law expert William Schabas – known for his criticism of Israel – will head the United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into Israel’s actions in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza in the last two months.

The Foreign Ministry said that Schabas's appointment to head the panel proved that Israel cannot expect justice from this body.

Israel, U.S. Reject UN's Gaza Panel – Arutz Sheva
Israel's Foreign Ministry blasted on Monday the newly appointed United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) panel that will investigate allegations that Israel violated humanitarian law in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.

Senators want UNRWA investigated over 'troubling' Gaza role – Jerusalem Post
Members of the United States Senate are demanding an independent investigation into the role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency during Israel's most recent war in Gaza with Hamas.

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  • JohnWV
    13 August 2014 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Ethnic cleansing (killing) is an abominable horror. ISIS is methodically cleansing Iraq's Yazidi men, women, and children. America has reluctantly, but rightly, gone to war in Iraq against ISIS. For generations, Israel has, and continues methodically cleansing the citizens of the state of Palestine. With American money and attack Jets, the Jews kill, actually splatter, Palestinian men, women and children. America not only condones, but enables the Jews abominations with all the implements of war. How can this gross inconsistency be? Why ISIS and not Israel?

  • Anonymous
    13 August 2014 at 7:15 am - Reply

    JohmWV , your hatred for Israel is no better than ISIS

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