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Israel: UN rights body legitimizes 'terror groups'

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv August 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Wednesday at the U.N. Human Rights Council, accusing it of granting "legitimacy to terror organiZations" by investigating Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza.

"UNHRC gives legitimacy to murderous terror organiZations like Hamas and Daash (Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS))," he said, accusing the rights body of overlooking "massacres" committed elsewhere in the Middle East in favor of investigating Israel for defending itself against rocket attacks from Gaza.

 

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