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Head of UNHRC’s Gaza probe disputes claims he’s ‘anti-Israeli’ (3 articles)

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Head of UNHRC’s Gaza probe disputes claims he’s ‘anti-Israeli’

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, jpost.com, Aug. 12, 2014

Canadian legal expert newly appointed as head of United Nations review refutes Foreign Ministry charges.

See previous article:

Known Israel critic to lead UNHRC Gaza probe

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, jpost.com, Aug. 11, 2014

The Prime Minister’s Office says the commission is akin to a ‘kangaroo court’; Foreign Ministry says Israel does not plan to cooperate with the investigation.

3rd article:

Head of New UN Gaza Inquiry Commission Called to Try Netanyahu at International Criminal Court – Yitzhak Benhorin

(dailyalert.org, Aug. 12, 2014)

The UN named William Schabas to chair an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes during the Gaza War. Schabas, a Canadian professor of international criminal and human rights law, has previously stated he would like to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “within the dock of the International Criminal Court.” In 2011, Schabas co-sponsored a “Center for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity” conference in Iran, which at the time was led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In response, Israel Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said: “The appointment of the chairman of the panel, whose anti-Israel bias and opinions are known to all, proves beyond any doubt that Israel cannot expect justice from this body, whose report has already been written.”  (Ynet News)

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