Tuesday, July 3, 2018

French note



The UN Human Rights Council's mandate requires a debate on Israeli actions against the Palestinians at every council session under Agenda Item 7.

Western nations held a defacto boycott of the Agenda Item 7 debate against Israel at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.


Only 22%, 43 nations out of the 193 UN countries who could have taken the floor, stood up to condemn Israel.



France, which had initially signed up to speak, changed its mind at the last moment and was not present in the room when its name was called.



The silence marked a slim sign of continued success for the Israeli and US campaign to abolish the UNRHC mandate that requires a debate on Israeli actions against the Palestinians at every council session under Agenda Item 7.

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