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‘No One is Surprised Anymore that Israel is Singled Out’

NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind says that no one should be surprised that the biased UN accused Israel of “war crimes” in Gaza.

By Eliran Aharon, New YorkFirst Publish: 6/24/2015, 12:11 AM

The UN report which accused Israel of committing “war crimes” in Gaza should not be surprising anyone, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, speaking on the sidelines of an evening in honor of Ateret Cohanim, an NGO dedicated to the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and eastern Jerusalem.

“Most of the countries in the United Nations - they don’t know what the words ‘civil rights’ mean, they don’t know what ‘human rights’ means, because they don’t practice it in their own countries,” said Hikind.

“Israel is treated differently than any other country in the world,” he continued. “Israel is singled out, it’s remarkable. I always ask one question: What would any country do if their cities were being bombarded with missiles every single day, every single hours for weeks? And your enemy places the missiles among civilians.”

Israel, Hikind pointed out, “does everything in the world” to ensure that civilians aren’t hurt, but “Israel is singled out. Israel is treated differently. I don’t think any of us are surprised anymore.”

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Expert: Israel Didn't Commit War Crimes in Gaza - NGO Monitor's legal advisor dismisses accusations that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza - 19 June 2015

Anne Herzberg, an international law expert and the legal advisor of the NGO Monitor organization, dismissed in an interview with the Arutz Sheva the accusations that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza.
“I do not think that Israel or the IDF committed war crimes during the Gaza war last summer,” she said.
“Of course in any situation of armed conflict you have soldiers who may have acted inappropriately or who may have engaged in criminal activity, that’s in every armed conflict, and Israel has very robust investigation procedures in place to find out who those people are and, if they had done something wrong, to punish them,” Herzberg pointed out.
She noted that the IDF has been investigating reports of misconduct and has released the results of many of those investigations. “As an overall policy, do I think the IDF committed war crimes? Absolutely not,” she reiterated.