'It's business as usual,' says critic, for Netanyahu government 'to commit severe human rights violations and war crimes and refuse to be held accountable.'
Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations
human rights investigators who seek to probe potential war crimes
committed in the latest 50-day military assault on Gaza.
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in July approved
the inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and
international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Gaza Strip in the context of
military operations conducted since mid June," focusing on the actions
of Israel as well as Hamas. Twenty-nine nations voted in favor of the
investigation, with the U.S. issuing the sole "no" vote.