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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Israel-haters in the UN freaking out over upcoming flotilla report

From AFP:

A UN rapporteur Thursday slammed a highly anticipated UN report set to back a 2010 Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla aiming to break Israel's blockade of Gaza which left nine people dead.

"The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Prof. Olivier De Schutter, has received a draft of this report and he firmly opposes its conclusions," De Schutter's office said in a statement.

He was preparing "a statement where he denounces the conclusions" of the report by a UN commission which the UN chief is expected to release on Friday, it said, adding such a move would be "exceptional" within the UN.

"Tomorrow, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will release a statement supporting the legality of the Israeli intervention against the 2010 'Gaza Freedom Flotilla,'" the statement said.

"According to Olivier De Schutter, the blockade and the Israeli intervention clearly violate international law and the human right to food," it added.
A UN rapporteur denouncing a UN report before it is even released?

And his name isn't Richard Falk?

The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food is an expert in maritime law?

The institutionalized anti-Zionists at the UN will find their heads exploding at a UN report that is actually semi-fair to the Jewish state.

By the way, I still have not found a single person who starved to death in Gaza. I hear that they have some very expensive specialty chocolates available there, however.

(h/t Mike Tan)