UN forms a commission of inquiry to investigate Israeli violations

The United Nations announced the formation of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Israeli violations committed in occupied Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip in May.

The newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported that the commission will investigate the the Israeli violations in Jerusalem, the Palestinian territories, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

According to the NGO Monitor Research Institute, the commission is made up of senior UN officials who condemn Israel through their statements.

The newspaper pointed out that the commission will be chaired by Navi Pillay, a South African who worked between 2008-2014 as Commissioner of the United Nations Human Rights Council. She held the position of a judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague. Previously, she formed four investigation commissions against Israel, and was responsible for publishing the Goldstone report on the Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2008.

The second member of the commission is Melon Kotari, who, according to the newspaper, is an anti-Israel. He previously described Palestinian martyrdom operations as "legitimate resistance" and accused Israel of committing massacres and ethnic cleansing.

The third member is Chris Sidoti from Australia, accused by Israel of standing for the past 15 years with Palestinian organizations. He supports the Independent Council for Palestinian Human Rights.

The commission should submit the report to the United Nations in June 2022.

Source : Safa