UN rights council condemns Israel attacks in Gaza Strip Nick Fiske at 6:05 PM ET
[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) [official website] Thursday condemned [press release] Israel's most recent offensive in the Gaza Strip [BBC backgrounder] in a resolution passed by the seventh session [HRC materials] of the HRC. The resolution, which was introduced by Pakistan and other Muslim countries, likened Israel's attacks to collective punishment of Palestinian civilians and called for an immediate cease fire by both sides. The HRC passed the resolution by a vote of 33-1, with Canada casting the sole dissenting vote. Thirteen Council members abstained from voting.
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