UNHRC condemns Israel’s Gaza offensive

January 12th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Geneva, Jan 12 (DPA) The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday condemned the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip and called for an immediate ceasefire.In a special session here, the UNHRC passed a resolution in a 33 against one votes votes for and one against, with 33 absentions, promising to send an international investigative commission to the region.

The 9th special session of the 47-member committee started Friday and was brought about at the behest of Muslim and African states.

European states were among those abstaining.

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