ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Israel rejects UN allegations over Gaza offensive: International law is ‘not a suicide pact’

Meirav Eilon Shahar, Israel's Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva. (Israel's Mission to UN and International Organizations in Geneva)
Meirav Eilon Shahar, Israel's Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva. (Israel's Mission to UN and International Organizations in Geneva)

Israel harshly criticizes UN attempts to equate its actions in Gaza with those of the Hamas terror group, insisting international law is “not a suicide pact.”

If a state cannot defend itself, “or is criticized for doing so in line with international law, inevitably terrorist organizations will become more and more emboldened to continue to deploy these methods, confident in continued international support,” Israeli ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar says after the UN rights chief briefed member states on the situation.

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