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Human rights Council to hold Israel accountable for war crimes:

Inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law" By Sarah Lazare Global Research, July 25, 2014 Common Dreams
Resolution passes, despite US opposition, as body approves official inquiry into “all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law” The United States was the only country in the world that voted Wednesday against the United Nations investigating human rights violations in Gaza unleashed by Israel’s military assault. Of the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council, 29 nations voted to set up a commission to launch an international, independent inquiry, effectively passing the resolution. Seventeen countries abstained, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. The inquiry will look at “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 m…