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Prosor demands UN action against Hamas

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor is daring the UN to take action against Hamas for committing war crimes, presenting the Security Council and the Secretary-General with a detailed report of Hamas fire from civilian population centers during Operation Protective Edge.

“Despite the fact that the UN has recognized the war crimes committed by Hamas during the fighting, nothing has been done about the matter,” he says at the outset of his letter, according to Israeli news source NRG.

“I expect the Security Council to condemn with a clear voice the tactics of Hamas,” he adds. “The council cannot be silent in light of Hamas’ use of Gaza’s civilians as human shields.”

Thus far the lone UN body looking into possible war crimes committed during the fighting in Gaza is a UN Human Rights Council commission that is tasked only with investigating Israeli actions.

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