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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) formally accusing Israel of war crimes during last year’s military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip:
 
“Today’s report by the UN Human Rights Council commission of inquiry is just another sign that the council has lost all credibility. The UN Human Rights Council is not a fair tribunal. It is a source of regular and one-sided biased attacks against Israel, produced by a membership featuring some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. This attack on Israel is just the latest piece of evidence that President Obama and Secretary Clinton’s efforts to reform the organization from within have failed. The U.S. should not participate in the council until it is truly reformed.
 
“Last summer’s conflict happened because Hamas, once again, resumed its efforts to kill and terrorize innocent Israeli civilians, while using the Palestinian people as human shields. Israel, like the U.S., goes to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties, and its record is and the precautions it takes are exceptional. This report is unfair, biased, one sided, and intended only to prevent Israel from defending itself in the future.
 
“I will continue to fight UN efforts like this to delegitimize Israel and will work to ensure that no U.S. funding goes to support UN agencies, such as the UN Human Rights Council, unless they cease their anti-Israel agenda.”