After withstanding relentless rocket assaults from Hamas-sponsored terrorists in Gaza, Israeli soldiers faced the threat by increasing their offense and relying on an advanced missile defense system known as the Iron Dome.
In a revealing statement regarding Israel and its allies, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay recently spoke out against the nation’s efforts to protect its citizens. Despite the fact that Palestinian militants have faced numerous accusations that they have used human shields to increase civilian casualties, it was Israel that the South American official chose to criticize.
Pillay went as far as to contend the Jewish nation is in violation of the Geneva Convention.
“This is why again and again I say we cannot allow impunity. We cannot allow this lack of accountability to go on.”
Israel’s allies — specifically the U.S. — also drew her ire.
“They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza, but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the ‘Iron Domes’ to protect the Israelis from rocket attacks.”
She concluded by expressing outrage that no such “protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling.”