UN Inquiry on Operation Guardian of the Walls Slanted Against Israel
The United Nations (UN) is investigating the May 2021 Operation Guardian of the Walls, but its inquiry is riddled with anti-Israel bias. Navi Pillay, South African jurist and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been appointed head of the commission, yet she has supported the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and met with groups linked to the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Shockingly, the terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which fired more than 4,500 rockets into residential areas in Israel during the conflict, are nowhere to be found in the UN Human Rights Council’s investigation mandate.
And so the UN continues its tradition of bias against Israel. Yawn. This isn’t unexpected, but it still is frustrating to see someone with a history of public opposition to the Jewish state be given authority in this probe. And how can a fair investigation not include the other party in the battle? It’s a blatant lack of context that is meant to take all blame off of terror groups and placed on Israel. To ignore thousands of rocket strikes is irresponsible and makes no sense, as if Israel would use its military forces against groups that did nothing to them.
The deck is stacked against Israel—as it always is with the UN. So don’t hold your breath looking for Israel to escape public criticism after the findings of this inquiry. Still, our hope is for a fair investigation that bears out the truth of the conflict, which will show Israel not as the aggressor but the defender of its people.