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Below is the updated list of one-sided resolutions against Israel adopted by the UN Human Rights Council since its creation in June 2006. The council was designed as an improvement over the discredited Commission on Human Rights, but has tragically repeated and even intensified the same biases.

The council has criticized Israel on 27 separate occasions, in resolutions that grant effective impunity to Hamas, Hezbollah and their state sponsors. Obsessed with condemning Israel, the Council in its first year failed to condemn human rights violations occurring in any of the world’s 191 other countries. In its second year, the Council finally criticized one other country when it “deplored” the situation in Burma, but only after it censored out initial language containing the word “condemn.” It even praised Sudan for its "cooperation." In its third year,

The Council’s fixation with Israel is not limited to resolutions. Israel is the only country listed on the Council’s permanent agenda (Item 7). Moreover, Israel is the only country subjected to an investigatory mandate that examines the actions of only one side, presumes those actions to be violations, and which is not subject to regular review.

To see the Council's resolutions during its first year (2006-2007), click here
To see the Council's resolutions during its second year (2007-2008), click here
To see the Council's resolutions during its third year (2008-2009), click here
To see the Council's resolutions during its fourth year (2009-2010), click here

1st Council Year (2006-2007)

Resolution Sponsors Summary Analysis Status
1

A/HRC/1/106
Human rights situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab Territories

11 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (“Islamic Group countries”), and Cuba “Requests the relevant special rapporteurs to report…on the Israeli human rights violations in occupied Palestine...”

“Decides to undertake substantive consideration of the human rights violations…of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories...”

Condemns Israel but ignores Palestinian violations.

Calls for expert reports with Israel prejudged as guilty.

Forces focus on Israel’s conduct at every future Council meeting.

Adopted, 6/30/06

Vote: 29 Yes, 12 No, 5 Abstain

2

A/HRC/S-1/1
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

 

14 Islamic Group countries, Cuba

“Express[es] deep concern at the breaches by Israel…of international humanitarian law and human rights law...”

“Expresses grave concern at the violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people caused by
the Israeli occupation...Decides to dispatch an urgent fact-finding mission...”

Condemns Israel for military actions in Gaza but ignores Hamas attack precipitating crisis.

Ignores ongoing Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians.

Demands fact-finding mission to examine only Israeli conduct.

• Adopted, 7/6/06

Vote: 29 Yes, 11 No, 5 Abstain

3 A/HRC/S-2/1
The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused by Israeli military
operations
12 Islamic Group countries, Cuba

“Condemn[s] Israeli military operations in Lebanon, which constitute gross and systematic human rights violations of the Lebanese people...”

“Appalled at the massive violations of the human rights of the people of Lebanon by Israel resulting in the massacre of thousands of civilians...Outraged at the continuing senseless killings by Israel, with impunity, of children, women, the elderly and other civilians...”

Condemns only Israeli conduct; ignores Hezbollah’s incursion into Israel, firing of rockets at Israeli civilians, and use of Lebanese civilians as human shields.

Creates inquiry commission to investigate only Israeli conduct.

Complicates Security Council peace effort.

• Adopted, 8/11/06

Vote: 27 Yes, 11 No, 8 Abstain

4 A/HRC/S-3/1
Human rights violations emanating from Israeli military incursions in the Occupied Territory, including the recent one in Northern Gaza and the assault on Beit Hanoun
13 Islamic Group countries, South Africa, Cuba  “Israeli military incursions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent incursion in northern Gaza and the assault on Beit Hanoun, constitute a collective punishment...Israeli willful killing of Palestinian civilians, including women and children, constitutes a gross violation of human rights law and international humanitarian law...Decides to dispatch urgently a high-level fact-finding mission…to travel to Beit Hanoun...to protect Palestinian civilians against any further Israeli assaults...”

Neglects to mention that Hamas was the aggressor by launching Kassam rockets against Israeli civilian centers, using its fellow citizens as human shields by attacking from urban areas.

Omits to mention Israel had fully withdrawn from Gaza only to be attacked from the territory it left.

Dispatches fact-finding mission to investigate Israel only; makes no distinction between intentional killings and accidents of war.

• Adopted, 11/15/06

Vote: 32 Yes, 8 No, 6 Abstain
5 A/HRC/2/3
Human rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan
8 Islamic Group countries, Cuba

Expresses “deep concern at the suffering of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan...”

“Calls upon Israel to desist from its repressive measures against them...”

One-sided, ignores Syrian rejectionism and sponsorship of terrorism.

Redundant to 2 resolutions adopted this year by the General Assembly.

• Adopted, 11/27/06

Vote: 32 Yes, 1 No, 14 Abstain
6 A/HRC/2/4
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in the Occupied Golan
11 Islamic Group countries, Cuba “Express[es] grave concern about the continuing construction, contrary to international law, by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory...”

Unbalanced text ignores Palestinian terrorism and other violations.

Redundant to resolutions adopted this year by the General Assembly.

Adopted, 11/27/06

Vote: 45 Yes, 1 No, 1 Abstain
7 A/HRC/3/1
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Follow-up on Res. S-1/1
11 Islamic Group countries, Cuba “Calls for the speedy implementation of its resolution S-1/1...” (see A/HRC/S-1/1 above) Requires Israel to comply with one-sided factfinding mission. • Adopted, 12/8/06

Vote: 34 Yes, 1 No, 12 Abstain
8 A/HRC/3/3
Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon
Pakistan on behalf of the Islamic Group “Recall[s] resolution S-2/1…on ‘The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused by Israeli military operations...’” (see A/HRC/S-2/1 above) Adopts and requires follow-up action on one-sided report. • Adopted without vote, 12/8/06
9 A/HRC/4/2
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to the Human Rights Council Res. S-1/1 and S-3/1
Algeria for the Arab Group and Pakistan for the Islamic Group “Regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has not implemented to date these two resolutions and hindered the dispatching of the urgent fact-finding missions...” Criticizes Israel for refusing to cooperate with fact-finding missions that were deemed one-sided by major democracies and human rights groups. • Adopted without vote, 3/27/07
10 A/HRC/5/1
Institution-building of
the UN Human Rights
Council Purportedly adopted by consensus on 6/18/07

(Note: Canada requested to vote
against the resolution, on the basis of its selective treatment of Israel and other grounds, but was denied the right to vote. See “
Timeline: How the UN Human
Rights Council Was Born
"
Human Rights
Council President
Luis Alfonso de Alba, following consultations with Council members

“[Agenda] Item 7: Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. Human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. Right to self determination of the Palestinian people.”

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. (The duration of this mandate has been established until the end of the occupation.)”

Singles out Israel for permanent indictment as the only country subjected to a standing agenda item, at every Council session. Adoption of this item was criticized by S-G Ban Ki-moon on 6/20/07.

Extends indefinitely the one-sided mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Palestine, which investigates only Israeli actions, all of which are presumed in advance to be violations. The only geographic mandate of the Council not subjected to regular review.

• Purportedly adopted by consensus, 6/18/07

 

 

 2nd Council Year (2007-2008)

Resolution Sponsors Summary Analysis Status
11

OM/1/1
Report of the UN High Commissioner on the follow-up to the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon

Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Sudan for the Arab League

"Recalling its resolution S-2/1 of 11 August 2006 on “The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused by Israeli military operations..."

Seeks to implement one-sided resolution S-2/1 (see above A/HRC/S-2/1).

Adopted without a vote, 6/20/07

12

OM/1/2
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1
 

Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Sudan for the Arab League

"Noting with regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has not to date implemented these two resolutions and hindered the dispatching of the urgent fact-finding missions specified therein..."

Seeks to implement one-sided resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1 (see above A/HRC/S-1/1, A/HRC/S-3/1).

• Adopted without a vote, 6/20/07

13 A/HRC/6/18
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1
Iraq for the Arab Group, Pakistan for the Islamic Group

“Noting with regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has not implemented to date these two resolutions and hindered the dispatching of the urgent fact-finding missions specified therein…”

Seeks implementation of biased Council resolutions (see above A/HRC/S-1/1 and A/HRC/S-3/1).

• Adopted without a vote, 9/28/07

14 A/HRC/6/19
Religious and cultural rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
Iraq for the Arab Group, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Venezuela “Deeply concerned at the Israeli actions undermining the sanctity and inviolability of religious sites in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem...”

“Deeply concerned also at the Israeli policy of closures and the severe restrictions, including curfews and the permit regime, that continue to be imposed on the movement of Palestinians and their free access to their holy sites, including Al Aqsa Mosque...”

Dismisses Israel’s attempts to safeguard religious sites.

Criticizes Israel for implementing security measures without mentioning terrorism and Israel’s legitimate security needs.

• Adopted, 9/28/07

Vote: 31 Yes, 1 No, 15 Abstain
15 A/HRC/S-6/1
Human rights violations emanating from Israeli military attacks and
incursions, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip
Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Syria for the Arab League

"Expresses grave concern at the repeated Israeli military attacks carried out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, which have resulted in loss of life and injuries among Palestinian civilians, including women and children..."

"Calls for urgent international action to put an immediate end to the grave violations committed by the occupying Power, Israel, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the series of incessant and repeated Israeli military attacks and incursions therein and the siege of the occupied Gaza Strip..."

 

One-sided, condemns only Israeli conduct; ignores Hamas’ actions and the firing rockets at Israeli civilian centers.

Omits to mention Israel had fully withdrawn from Gaza only to be attacked from the territory it left.

• Adopted 1/24/08

Vote: 30 Yes, 1 No, 15 Abstain

16 A/HRC/7/1
Human
rights violations
emanating from Israeli
military attacks and
incursions in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, particularly
the recent ones in the
occupied Gaza Strip
Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Palestine for the Arab League

"Expresses its shock at the Israeli bombardment of Palestinian homes and the killing of civilians therein and at the Israeli policy of inflicting collective punishment against the civilian population..."

"...Calls for urgent international action to put an immediate end to the grave violations committed by the occupying Power, Israel..."

"Calls for the immediate cessation of all Israeli military attacks throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the firing of crude rockets..."

 

One-sided text selectively and disproportionately condemns Israel, fails to mention Hamas.

In cynical gesture, expressly downplays nature of rocket attacks (“crude”) and suffering (“some”) of Israeli civilians.

• Adopted 3/6/08

Vote: 33 Yes, 1 No, 13 Abstain

17 A/HRC/7/30
Human Rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan
Palestine for the Arab Group, Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Belarus, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic
of the Congo, Lesotho, Zimbabwe

"Deeply concerned at the suffering of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan due to the systematic and continued violation of their fundamental and human rights by Israel since the Israeli military occupation of 1967..."

"Taking note with deep concern of the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (A/62/360) in which the Committee refers to the grave deterioration in the human rights situation in...the occupied Syrian Golan..."

Addresses territorial dispute unrelated to
individual rights. Redundant to resolutions
adopted this year on the same topic by the General Assembly, e.g., A/RES/62/110.

Fails to address Syrian support for enemies of the peace process and sponsorship of terrorism.

Accuses only Israel of acting against the peace process.

• Adopted, 3/28/08

Vote: 32 Yes, 1 No, 14 Abstain

18

A/HRC/7/17
Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

Pakistan for the Islamic Group,
Palestine for the Arab League

"...The construction of the wall by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, along with measures previously taken, severely impedes the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination..."

"Stresses the need for respect for and preservation of the territorial unity, contiguity and integrity of all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem..."

"Urges all Member States and relevant bodies of the United Nations system to support and assist the Palestinian people in the early realization of their right to self-determination..."

Prejudges negotiations on core issues of peace process. Redundantly asserts Palestinian claim that Israel already recognized.

Fails to mention role of Hamas terrorism and that of other extremist groups in severely impeding right to self-determination of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Breaches non-selectivity principle by enacting self-determination resolution concerning claim against only one member state.

• Adopted without a vote, 3/27/08

19 A/HRC/7/18
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including
East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan
Pakistan for the Islamic Group,
Palestine for the Arab League
"Expressing grave concern at the continuing construction...by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem..."

One-sided text fails to mention or criticize
Hamas terrorism, contravenes balanced
approach of Road Map peace process.

Redundant to GA resolutions already adopted this year on same issue, e.g., A/RES/62/108.

• Adopted 3/27/08

Vote: 46 Yes, 1 No, 0 Abstain

 

 3rd Council Year (2008-2009)

Resolution Sponsors Summary Analysis Status
20

A/HRC/9/18
Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories: Follow-up to resolution S-31

 

Egypt for the Arab Group, Morocco for the African Group, Pakistan for the Ogranization of Islamic Conference

“Welcomes the report of the high-level fact-finding mission on Beit Hanoun…Regrets the delay in the fulfilment of the mission owing to the non-cooperation of Israel, the occupying power…”

“Calls upon the occupying Power, Israel, to end its occupation of all Palestinian lands occupied since 1967 and to respect its commitment within the peace process…”

Endorses report by one-sided inquiry that excluded Hamas rocket attacks from its mandate.

Criticizes Israel for non-cooperation and requests follow-up report. Fails to recognize Israel’s right to defend against Palestinian terrorism that deliberately targets innocent civilians. Distorts facts and exploits tragic accident for political agenda.

• Adopted 9/24/08

Vote: 32 Yes, 9 No, 5 Abstain


21

A/HRC/S-9/1
The grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip  

Cuba, Egypt (on behalf of the Arab and African Groups), Pakistan (on
behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)

"Recognizing that the massive ongoing Israeli military operation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, has caused grave violations of the human rights of the Palestinian civilians therein, exacerbated the severe humanitarian crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and undermined international efforts towards achieving a just and lasting peace in the region..."

"Demands that the occupying Power, Israel, stop the targeting of civilians and medical facilities and staff and the systematic destruction of the cultural heritage of the Palestinian people, in addition to the destruction of public and private properties..."

Condemns only Israeli conduct. Neglects to name Hamas as the aggressor for launching rocket attacks that deliberately target Israeli citizens. Fails to mention that Hamas uses its fellow citizens as human shields and attacks from urban areas.

Expressly downplays nature of rocket attacks (“crude”) and suffering (“some”) of Israeli civilians. Mentions number of Israelis killed by rocket fire only to emphasize that more Palestinians have died, and to suggest simplistically that Israel is therefore to blame for the conflict.

Falsely accuses Israel of “targeting” civilians despite Israel’s many attempts to avoid civilian casualties.

Creates inquiry commission to investigate only Israeli conduct.

 

• Adopted, 1/12/09

Vote: 33 Yes, 1 No, 13 Abstain

22

A/HRC/10/17
Human Rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan

Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Yemen for the Arab Group, Zimbabwe

“Deeply concerned at the suffering of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan due to the systematic and continuous violation of their fundamental and human rights by Israel since the Israeli military occupation of 1967…”

“Also calls upon Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan…”

Addresses territorial dispute unrelated to individual rights

Neglects to mention Syrian support for enemies of the peace process and sponsorship of terrorism.

• Adopted, 3/27/09

Vote: 33 Yes, 1 No, 13 Abstain

23

A/HRC/10/21
Follow-up to Council resolution S-9/1

Cuba, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Yemen for the Arab Group 

“Expressing with regret that resolution S-9/1 has not been fully implemented to date…”

Seeks implementation of biased resolution S-9/1 (see above A/HRC/S-9/1). 

• Adopted, 3/27/09

Vote: 33 Yes, 1 No, 13 Abstain
24 A/HRC/10/20
Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Switzerland, Venezuela, Yemen for the Arab Group

 “Reaffirms the inalienable, permanent and unqualified right of the Palestinian people
to self-determination…”

“Stresses the need for respect for and preservation of the territorial unity, contiguity
and integrity of all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem…”

Breaches the U.N.’s non-selectivity principle by enacting a self-determination resolution concerning the claim against only one member state. There is no resolution, for example, condemning the fact that Hamas does not recognize the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in Israel.

Fails to mention the role of Hamas terrorism and that of other extremist groups in severely impeding the right to self-determination of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Adopted without a vote (Canada asked to be removed from the “consensus”), 3/27/09
25 A/HRC/10/18
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Venezuela, Yemen for the Arab Group

 “Affirming that the Israeli settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
constitute very serious violations of international humanitarian law…”

“Expressing grave concern at the continuing construction, contrary to international law, by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory…”

“Expressing its concern at the failure of the Government of Israel to cooperate fully with the relevant United Nations mechanisms, in particular the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967…”

The unbalanced text ignores Palestinian terrorism and other violations.

Condemns Israel’s security wall without noting its role in stopping terrorist attacks.

Chastises Israel for failing to cooperate with investigator with one-sided mandate.

 

 • Adopted, 3/27/09

Vote: 46 Yes, 1 No

26 A/HRC/10/19
Human rights violations emanating from the Israeli military attacks and operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the recent ones in the occupied Gaza Strip
Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Venezuela, Yemen for the Arab Group “Recognizing also that the Israeli siege imposed on the occupied Gaza Strip, including the closure of border crossings, leads to disastrous humanitarian, economic and environmental consequences…”

“Strongly condemns the Israeli military attacks and operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the recent ones in the occupied Gaza Strip, which have resulted in the killing and injury of thousands of Palestinians civilians, including a large number of women and children, and also condemns the firing of crude rockets on Israeli civilians…”

“Demands that the occupying Power, Israel, stop the targeting of civilians...and the targeting of United Nations facilities…”

“Demands that the occupying Power, Israel, release Palestinian prisoners and detainees…”

“Calls upon the occupying Power, Israel, to lift checkpoints and to open all crossing
points and borders in accordance with international agreements…”
Condemns Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, while downplaying the nature of Hamas rocket attacks (“crude”).

Pits sole blame on Israel for failure of the peace process.

Demands the release of Palestinian prisoners and detainees, without specifying the type of prisoners or grounds for release.

Requests the lifting of check-points in Palestinian territories, despite the risks such measures would pose for Israeli security.
Adopted, 3/27/09

Vote: 35 Yes, 4 No, 8 Abstain

 

4th Council Year (2009-2010)

Resolution Sponsors Summary Analysis Status
27 A/HRC/S-12/1
The human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
Palestine, Egypt for NAM, Nigeria for African Group, Pakistan for OIC, Tunisia for Arab Group “Strongly condemns all policies and measures taken by Israel, the occupying power, including those limiting access of Palestinians to their properties and holy sites”

“Expressing serious concern at the lack of implementation by the occupying Power, Israel,
of previously adopted resolutions and recommendations of the Council relating to the human
rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”

“The Israeli siege imposed on the occupied Gaza Strip, including its closure of border crossings and the cutting of the supply of fuel, food and medicine, constitutes collective punishment of Palestinian civilians and leads to disastrous humanitarian and environmental consequences”

“Welcomes the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (A/HRC/12/48) [Goldstone Report];

“Endorses the recommendations contained in the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission, and calls upon all concerned parties including United
Nations bodies, to ensure their implementation in accordance with their respective mandates”

“Recommends the General Assembly to consider the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission, during the main part of its 64th session;

“Requests the United Nations Secretary General to submit to the 13th Human Rights Council’s session, a report, on the status of implementation of paragraph 3. above”
Endorses the one-sided and unprofessional Goldstone Report, thereby asking the Security Council to begin proceedings to indict Israel before ICC. Report downplays terrorist nature of Hamas.

Resolution condemns Israel only, making no mention of Hamas and its repeated attacks on civilians, or of state supporters Iran and Syria. Text fails to deal with asymmetric nature of the conflict and ignores Israel’s right to self-defense.
Adopted, 10/16/09

Vote: 25 Yes, 6 No, 11 Abstain
(Note: 5 states chose not to vote)
28 A/HRC/13/5
Human rights situation in the occupied Syrian Golan
 

Pakistan for the OIC and Sudan for the Arab Group

“Calls upon Israel to desist from its continuous building of settlements…”

“Calls upon Israel…to allow…the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit Syrian prisoners of conscience and detainees in Israeli prisons…”

“Determines that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken or to be taken by Israel, the occupying Power…are null and void…”

“Decides to continue the consideration of the human rights violations in the occupied Syrian Golan at its sixteenth session…”

One-sided, ignores Syrian rejectionism and sponsorship of terrorism.  

Adopted 3/24/10

Vote:
Yes: 31
No: 1
Abstain: 15

29 A/HRC/13/6
The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

Palestine, Pakistan for the OIC and Sudan for the Arab Group

“Reaffirms the…right of the Palestinian people to self-determination…and to establish their…contiguous State…”

“Stresses the need for respect for and preservation of the territorial unity, contiguity and integrity of all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory…”
 

Prejudges negotiations on core issues of peace process. Redundantly asserts Palestinian claim that Israel already recognized.

Fails to mention role of Hamas terrorism and that of other extremist groups in severely impeding right to self-determination of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Breaches non-selectivity principle by enacting self-determination resolution concerning claim against only one member state.

  

Adopted 3/24/10

Vote:
Yes: 45
No: 1
Abstain: 0

30  

A/HRC/13/7
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

 

Palestine, Pakistan for the OIC and Sudan for the Arab Group

 

“Urges Israel, the occupying Power, to reverse the settlement policy in the occupied territories…”

“Deplores the recent Israeli announcements of the construction of new housing units for Israeli settlers in and around occupied East Jerusalem…”

The unbalanced text ignores Palestinian terrorism and other violations.
 

Adopted
3/24/10

Vote:
Yes: 46
No: 1

Abstain: 0

31  

A/HRC/13/8
The grave human rights violations by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

 

Palestine, Pakistan for the OIC and Sudan for the Arab Group, Bolivia, Cuba, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Venezuela

“Demands that the occupying Power, Israel, stop the targeting of civilians and the systematic destruction of the cultural heritage of the Palestinian people…”

“Condemns the… recent announcement that it would add al-Haram al Ibrahimi in Hebron and Bilal Mosque (“Tomb of Rachel”) in Bethlehem and the walls of the old city of Jerusalem to its list of national heritage sites…”

“Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, immediately cease all diggings and excavation works beneath and around Al-Aqsa mosque…”

“Demands that the occupying Power, Israel, release Palestinian prisoners…”

“Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, immediately lift the siege imposed on the occupied Gaza Strip, and that it open all borders and crossing points…”

Condemns only Israeli conduct. Neglects to name Hamas as the aggressor for launching rocket attacks that deliberately target Israeli citizens.

Adopted
3/24/10

Vote:
Yes: 34

No: 9

Abstain: 7

32 A/HRC/13/9 
Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

Palestine, Pakistan for the OIC and Sudan for the Arab Group

“Welcomes the recommendation made by the General Assembly to the Government of Switzerland…to reconvene, as soon as possible, a conference of High-Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention…”

“Calls upon the High Commissioner to explore and determine appropriate modalities for the establishment of an escrow fund for the provision of reparations to the Palestinians…”

“Decides in the context of the follow up to the report of the Independent Fact Finding Mission to establish a committee of independent experts…”

Biased mandate excludes scrutiny of Hamas or other terrorists, non-state actors and prejudges Israel prior to investigation.

Resolution ignores asymmetric nature of conflict and does not address Israel’s right to self-defense.

 

 

Adopted
3/25/10

Vote:
Yes: 29
No: 6
Abstain: 11

33 A/HRC/14/1
The Grave Attacks by Israeli Forces against against the Humanitarian Boat Convoy
Pakistan for the OIC, Palestine, Sudan for the Arab Group "Condemns in the strongest terms the outrageous attack by the Israeli forces against the humanitarian flotilla of ships..."

"Decides to authorize...independent international fact finding mission, who should report to the Council on their findings in its 15th session..."
One-sided resolution failes to acknowledge Israel’s legal right under international to capture or attack any vessel attempting to breach the maritime blockade.

Resolution condemns Israel only, ignoring Israel’s right to self-defense and the planned attack by participants of the flotilla on Israeli soldiers. Resolution also makes no mention of the known terrorist affiliations of the flotilla planners, including public statements expressing an intention to breach the blockade.

Adopted
6/2/10

Vote:
Yes: 32
No: 3
Abstain: 9