Can you guess the outcome of the UN Human Rights Council’s report?
The sharply critical report found there was “clear evidence to support prosecutions” against Israel for “wilful killing” and torture committed in the raid on the flotilla on May 31. Nine activists on a Turkish ship were killed as they attempted to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.
“The circumstances of the killing of at least six of the passengers were in a manner consistent with an extralegal, arbitrary and summary execution,” it added.
The Human Rights Council, a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly, has courted controversy for its excessive focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
While it has passed over a dozen resolutions condemning Israel since it was created in 2006, the council has been more reluctant to censure states such as Sudan, which has been accused of serious human rights violations in Darfur.