'Israel minimises casualties, but Hamas uses human shields': Israeli ambassador

Reuters , Friday 18 May 2018

Aviva Raz Shechter
File Photo: Israel's Ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter (Reuters)

Israel's Ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday that Israel tried to minimise casualties when it defended its borders against "terrorists" in Gaza, and blamed Hamas militants for using human shields.

Responding to criticism from the UN human rights chief at a debate that is likely to end by setting up an inquiry into recent violence, she said the Council had returned to its "worst form of anti-Israel obsession".

"This special session, the resolution before you, and its call for a commission of inquiry are yet again politically motivated and won't change the situation on the ground by even one iota," she said. 

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