Netanyahu - UNHRC 'hypocritical'

2012-03-22 22:39

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday slammed as "hypocritical" a UN Human Rights Council resolution, which ordered a first probe into Israeli settlements.

"This council has an automatic majority hostile to Israel and is hypocritical," Netanyahu was quoted as saying in a statement released by his office.

The Israeli premier added that the UN Human Rights Council "should be ashamed of itself".

The 47-member council approved earlier a resolution ordering a first probe into how Israeli settlements may be infringing on the rights of the Palestinian people.

With 36 in favour, 10 members abstained and one voted against it.

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