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UN Human Rights Council passes five resolutions against Israel

UN Human Rights Council passes five resolutions against Israel

"When that happens, as it did today, the council fails to fulfill its duty to uphold human rights around the world", she said.

"The United States continues to evaluate our membership in the Human Rights Council", Haley concluded. "Remember, every single prosecution or investigation in Sri Lanka involving members of the armed forces are for personal criminal conduct that had nothing to do with the war".

"Our patience is not unlimited", she explained.

In addition to the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom spoke out against UNHRC's "Agenda Item 7", requesting that the UNHRC move debates on Israeli violations to "Agenda Item 4", where human rights abuses of all other member states excluding Israel are now discussed.

Haley has repeatedly criticized the United Nations for singling out Israel while ignoring the likes of North Korea, Iran and Syria. USA officials delivered harsh responses, citing the Council's "anti-Israel bias".

Furious over the resolutions, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has slammed the council as "foolish and unworthy of its name", claiming it is bias against Israel.

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The five resolutions were presented by the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation under the council's "Item 7" which requires a report on Israeli actions in the West Bank each time the panel convenes.

The government said it will continue efforts with the global community to effectively improve North Korea's human rights situation.

B'nai B'rith worldwide said it "strongly deplores the five unjust anti-Israel resolutions the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed today".

The resolution called upon "all states to promote compliance under global law" with regard to Israeli actions "by ensuring that their public authorities and private entities do not become involved in internationally unlawful conduct, inter alia the provision of arms to end users known or likely to use the arms in the commission of serious violations of worldwide humanitarian and/or human rights law".

The resolution specifically "calls upon all States to promote compliance with worldwide law" to ensure that "authorities and private entities do not become involved in internationally unlawful conduct, inter alia the provision of arms to end users" which engage in "serious violations of global humanitarian and/or human rights law". "We commend the United States and Australia for taking a principled stand by voting against all five resolutions".

Acknowledging the "widespread and unprecedented levels of destruction, death and human suffering" in the occupied territories, the UNHRC urged member states to stop selling arms to Tel Aviv. "The council is clearly in urgent need of reform".