Chairwoman of UN Human Rights Council Condemns Israel for Not Sharing Iron Dome w/Hamas

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


"Hey, where's our Iron Dome?"

“Hey, where’s our Iron Dome?”

There’s the right way. The wrong way. And the United Nations way.

 Among the UN’s long bill of particulars against the beleaguered Jewish state comes the almost unbelievable accusation that Israel’s refusal to share its Iron Dome ballistic missile defense shield with the “governing authority” of Gaza – i.e. Hamas, the terror group created to pursue the extermination of the Jewish state and now waging a terrorist war against it – constitutes a war crime against the civilians of Gaza.

The UN chairwoman criticized the U.S. for helping fund Israel’s Iron Dome system which has saved countless Israeli and Palestinian lives. “No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling,” she said.

Gaza wouldn’t need protection if Hamas didn’t insist on shelling Israel. Does the UN actually expect the US to help fund a defense system for Hamas?

Either that or it expects Israel to extend Iron Dome to protect Gaza against Hamas rockets that go off course.

I’m not sure which is crazier and with the UN Human Rights Council, the craziest option is usually the right one.

  • Gee

    Just when you think that UN could sink no further – they have to prove everybody just how wrong they are. They would defend the Nazis from American bombers in World War 2 as well.

    • Americana

      If the Gazan had Iron Dome, they could shoot down Israeli helicopters and jets. Then maybe the Israelis would give up attacking Gaza unprovoked.

      • Viet Vet

        LOL@ unprovoked. Did you miss that day God was handing out brains? You could work for MSLSD, CNN, Reuters, or al Jazeera.

      • Gee

        Well moron – they don’t and will never have it. So go ahead and die

      • Captlee

        They are not only too stupid to develop it themselves, they would be too stupid to operate it. Besides, what use is Iron Dome to Hamas when they couldn’t use it to kill innocents?

      • cxt

        “unprovoked”

        R….I….g….h….t.

    • Pete

      Americana is a die hard Leftist. She is attracted to anti-jihad sites.

      She is an anti-anti-Jihadis.

      She was kicked off of Atlas Shrugs.

      If she is kicked off of this site she will just go to another anti-Jihadi site and pull the same scheisse.

      She’ll claim that 9/11 was inspired by Israel’s existence. I don’t believe she will admit to the poor treatment of others by Muslims before 1948 or 1886 without making reference to the Crusades 0f 1095. How she explains jihad form 632 to 1095 is unknown, but she has a real bug up her azz, so she will think of something.

      Her 1st post was at Loonwatch.

    • Smoking Hamster

      They condemn the bombing of Axis cites. Don’t even mention Hiroshima.

      They don’t even think that a long drawn out war will be even worse for civilians.

  • DaveGinOly

    Duh…Iron Dome doesn’t protect against artillery, it protects against ballistic rockets. Israel doesn’t fire ballistic rockets at Gaza. The Israelis could give Hamas the technology, and it wouldn’t help them one iota. Nobody has an effective shield against artillery fire.

    • Pete

      Lasers, but those are under development and are still a ways off.

      But to develop lasers and train a workforce to build and maintain them you have to teach STEM and not how to become a suicide bomber.

    • Drakken

      Sorry to break it to you, but yes they do have a system that takes out rocket, mortar and arty fire, and it works.

  • Julie61

    Why would anyone protect a terrorist? They need to be stopped – The people in the UN are one-sided – why would we ask them about anything? We are a sovereign nation and frankly the UN to me is the big EVIL

    • Viet Vet

      Um..the UN and the American left doesn’t want us to be a sovereign nation. That’s why the big push to disarm us. That’s why the no-borders halfwits. That’s the reason for the metric system. That’s the reason more and more things are being made to conform in the world.

  • CowboyUp

    I’m sure the nations on the UN Human Rights Council are all paragons of of human rights themselves, right?

    • Viet Vet

      Only the U.S. and Israel subscribe to human rights.

  • Americana

    “For those who may not know …. I worked for the UN (via through ICAO) for four years from 1989 – 1993. Believe it or not …. but during my contract with the organization I met some who were worse and far more incomprehensible than Navi Pillay.” – Former Soviet Foreign Service Officer

    http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2014/08/un-high-commissioner-for-human-rights.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WarNewsUpdates+(War+News+Updates)

  • truebearing

    Brilliant thinking! Give your mortal enemy your best weapons. I guess that means we should have given Japan two atomic bombs, and a couple of B-29s, so they could retaliate for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After all, we had no right to defend ourselves after Pearl Harbor.

    These UN a-holes are insane and evil, and insane, evil people with power is a very bad idea. The sane of this nation better wake up to the reality that we will all have to fight this tyranny with everything we have, or be ruled by it.

    • Pete

      Americana is a die hard Leftist. She is attracted to anti-jihad sites.

      She is an anti-anti-Jihadis.

      She was kicked off of Atlas Shrugs.

      If she is kicked off of this site she will just go to another anti-Jihadi site and pull the same scheisse.

      She’ll claim that 9/11 was inspired by Israel’s existence. I don’t believe she will admit to the poor treatment of others by Muslims before 1948 or 1886 without making reference to the Crusades 0f 1095. How she explains jihad form 632 to 1095 is unknown, but she has a real bug up her azz, so she will think of something.

      Her 1st post was at Loonwatch.com .

  • kasandra

    I’d say that we’re the craziest since we fund this garbage (UNHRC).

  • Viet Vet

    The UN way seems to closely mimic the wrong way.

  • John Tiel

    It’s a relief to see the UN declare itself clinically insane, while providing the evidence at the same time. By its stupidity and by declaring all-out war against the only free state in the Middle East, along with its now exposed UNRWA Hamas front, that club and soapbox for dictators may soon be history.

  • Dorit Mizrachi

    Of course we will and then we will also give it to Iran, n.korea and every other terrorist. Isn’t a more logical solution would be to get rid of Hamas?

  • Dorit Mizrachi

    A petition to defund UNWRA http://wh.gov/ltWmA

  • DogmaelJones1

    The U.N. is an irrational organization that has included, from its very inception, dictatorships and tyrannies of various sizes and viciousness. So one shouldn’t expect anything but the irrational from it. The U.S. should withdraw from it, evict it from NYC, and never give a cent more to it of our taxpayer money.

  • jakob_fletcher

    sorry, this piece lies so badly it hurts.
    Here’s what Navi Pillay (UN high commissioner for human rights) actually said:

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx

    Key part:
    “Pillay cited what a Palestinian child had said to one of her staff in Gaza: “This little 7 year-old boy talked of his dream – and his dream is to have a Palestinian ‘Iron Dome’ protecting him and his family from Israeli attacks, just as the Israelis have their ‘Iron Dome’ system protecting them against rockets attacks from Gaza.”

    • liz

      So the UN is not only biased against Israel, it also engages in the standard leftist exploitation of children to draw sympathy from bleeding heart ignoramuses. Why would they even bring what that child said up? – to bash Israel, of course.
      If Hamas would stop bombing and terrorizing Israel, there would be no war to begin with, as Israel is only defending itself from THEIR attacks.

    • Pete

      Jakob Fletcher you lie so much that it hurts me.

      “Pillay condemns continuing attacks on civilians in Gaza”
      http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx

      If I am an Israeli soldier I am going to target Hamas rocket launchers. The sooner those are destroyed, the faster I can skedaddle and get back home and to safety.

      I would no standing around thinking “Do I hit the rocket launcher or do I hit a civilian house? Gee that’s a poser.” You might, but then I suspect you drool or cast aspersions from the relative safety of Norway.

      Pillay wanted to condemn Israel. So she sent a staffer to find a Palestinian kid who had been indoctrinated in a Hamas run school and got her sound byte. We know this game so do you. Yet you persisted in misrepresenting the truth.

      This is what someone in the know thinks about a person like Navi Pillay.

      ” For those who may not know …. I worked for the UN (via through ICAO) for four years from 1989 – 1993. Believe it or not …. but during my contract with the organization I met some who were worse and far more incomprehensible than Navi Pillay.”

      http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2014/08/un-high-commissioner-for-human-rights.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WarNewsUpdates+(War+News+Updates)

      Jakob what is there to say to such a quisling such as yourself. You are craven.

    • Pete

      Jakob,

      We all know you now. You are a self hater. You are a sh_t of a amateur sociologists.

      jakob_fletcher > LaClemenza • for 3 år siden

      “Hva av verdi kommer fra Norge, bortsett fra olje?” – Jakob Fletcher

      “What value comes from Norway, apart from oil?” – Jakob Fletcher
      (3 years ago in the norwegian Newspaper Aftenposten)

      http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kommentarer/Fra-Teheran-til-Middelhavet-6722033.html#comment-388100891

    • Pete

      Poor old Jakob Fletcher cannot support terrorists enough.

      ***

      “Threat against Mariwan Halabjaee

      In an audio file published on the Kurdish website Renesans.nu during September 2008, Krekar allegedly threatened to kill Mariwan Halabjaee, the Iraqi Kurdish author of Zex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam, who also resided in Norway. “I swear that we will not live if you live. Either you go before us, or we go before you,” said Krekar. Krekar compared Halabjaee with Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

      Terrorism charges against Krekar

      On July 12, 2011, terrorism charges were filed against Krekar for a death threat he uttered against ex-minister Erna Solberg during a news conference in June 2010.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullah_Krekar

      ***

      jakob_fletcher • for 2 år siden

      Krekar sa:
      “Hvis jeg blir tvangsflyttet til Irak og får dødsom der, så vil mitt blod være
      på den norske statministerens hender.”

      Drapstrussel?

      Mulig,
      men hadde en etnisk nordmann sagt det samme ville han aldri, gjentar aldri,
      blitt satt i fengsel.

      Rettstaten
      er et lett kamuflert stammesamfunn.

      Boms > jakob_fletcher • for 2 år siden

      Det er ikke bare truslene overfor tidligere statsminister Bondevik som Krekar er siktet for. En av årsakene til at han er fengslet, er fatwaen overfor de kurdiske mennene som brant sider av Koranen og la saken ut på Youtube. Krekar mente en slik handling gjorde de skyldige til å bli “lovlig” vilt for de muslimer som følte seg kallet…. I retten vitnet kurderne hvilke ødeleggende følger Krekars fatwa hadde fått på livene deres, de turde knapt bevege seg utendørs.

      Her i landet er det straffbart å true andre med vold eller død, og det er også straffbart å oppfordre andre til å gjøre det. Det sitter nok en god del mennesker fengslet for akkurat dette, – uten at folk flest har kjennskap til det. Lett å tenke seg til at slik oppførsel kan være utbredt i en del MC-klubber, og de får garantert ikke ture fram som de vil, de heller. Så her er det likhet for loven. Krekars sak har nok vakt oppsikt fordi han er en religiøs leder, og vi er ikke vant til at de kommer med trusler eller oppfordrer andre til vold.

      http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/Uskyldig-fengslet-6942140.html?hideTopBottom=true&w=wifi&p=Arendal#comment-586644795

  • mackykam

    Navi Pillay’s comment must be the latest soliloquy in the Vagina Monologues.
    No other way to call it than “a stupid comment by a dumb +unt!

  • steve b

    ISRAEL SHOULD SHARE SOME OF THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS WITH HAMAS – AIR MAIL. AND THEY SHOULD SAVE ONE FOR THE UN BUILDING IN NEW YORK AS WELL.

  • cxt

    Not to be nit-picky with the brain trust that is the UN. But when she says “no such protection has been provided for the Gazans against the shelling”…in direct reference to the Iron Dome.

    Does she understand the difference between a rocket and an artillery shell?

  • Cat Mucius

    Dear Mr. Greenfield,

    I’m not succeeding to find the source of this statement:

    “Among the UN’s long bill of particulars against the beleaguered Jewish state comes the almost unbelievable accusation that Israel’s refusal to share its Iron Dome ballistic missile defense shield with the “governing authority” of Gaza”

    Your post references the Israel Matzav blog, which, in turn, quotes Breitbart.com. Breitbart do not mention the source – their page links to another article of theirs, based on AP report, but this article doesn’t include this statement about “refusal to share”.

    So what’s the source? Is it direct speech of Mrs. Pillay heard by Breitbart’s own correspondent, or a document that UNHCR published, or else?

    Sorry for my bad English.