US withdrawal from UNHRC “courageous” – Israeli PM

The US decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was “courageous”, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

“Israel thanks President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Haley for their courageous decision against the hypocrisy and the lies of the so-called UN Human Rights Council,” Netanyahu tweeted. “For years, the UNHRC has proven to be a biased, hostile, anti-Israel organization that has betrayed its mission of protecting human rights.” The United States announced late on Tuesday its withdrawal from the council because of its bias against Israel.

UNHRC voted recently to conduct an investigation into Israel’s use of force against civilians in the Gaza Strip, which led to the deaths of dozens.

Source: Kuwait News Agency