U.N. Warns Israel: Retaliatory Siege of Gaza ‘Prohibited’ Under International Law

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Israel’s act of self defense in laying siege to Hamas terrorists and their supporters in the Gaza Strip was declared a “prohibited” act Tuesday by the U.N. human rights chief.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, issued a call for peace and understanding in the region from his office in Geneva, Switzerland, before admonishing any prospective retaliatory move by Israel against its Islamic attackers. He cautioned:

The imposition of sieges that endanger the lives of civilians by depriving them of goods essential for their survival is prohibited under international humanitarian law
Any restrictions on the movement of people and goods to implement a siege must be justified by military necessity or may otherwise amount to collective punishment.

As Breitbart News reported, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has approved a “complete siege” of the Gaza Strip following Hamas’s massive terror attack on the Jewish state, which has killed over 900 people and wounded 2,500 more, according to reports.

Itai and Hadar Berdichevsky were reportedly murdered after hiding their 10-month-old twins during the Hamas terrorist attack. The babies were found around 14 hours after their parents’ deaths. (Facebook)

There are over 100 hostages including women and young children being held in Gaza by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

President Joe Biden confirmed the death of 11 U.S. citizens as Hamas terrorists threaten to murder their hundreds of hostages while broadcasting video of the executions.

In response to the attack, the Israeli Airforce has struck at least 1,000 terror targets in Gaza.

Iran reportedly assisted in the planning and approval of Saturday’s attack.

18 COMMENTS

  1. The United Nations is apparently run by Hamas. Assisting in the horror that is Hamas should render the UN as useless … and depraved.

  2. The UN is apparently for terrorists not legitimate countries. They want everyone unarmed and living under their rules. I have one other thing to say to the UN and anyone who supports them. KMA

  3. Those UN rules for fighting wars exist for the cases when two countries are fighting, and both clearly have established armies. Armies that are readily definable and easily discernible by their uniforms, etc.

    If the people in Gaza are harboring terrorists, and not pointing them out, and quite frankly, they deserve whatever they get.

  4. The UN agrees with terrorist attacks that are illegal by law against Israel. The UN ACCEPTS TERRORIST hAMAS BEHEADING OF DOZENS OF iSRAELY BABIES, YET DENIES Isreal protecting itself. UN, get out of the USA. We want nothing more to do with you criminals.

  5. So I guess the taking of hostages and beheading of infants and burning people alive is not against the law right Mr United Nations?

  6. Why is it unlawful to protect yourself and your country against murdering sub humans who have just murdered 100s of innocent people. They didn’t just murder them they beheaded them, raping and slaughtering little children. The UN is now showing its true colors. We have known for many years that they hate the United States and that go against the US every chance the get. BUT, they still love our money.

  7. It is WAY PAST TIME for the hypocritical UN to be kicked out of this country!!!! They do nothing but suckle on the nipple of “entitlements” that are given to them by our crooked political “leaders”. They maintain their native citizenship but completely and freely partake of every advantage that only US citizens should enjoy.
    Now they are saying a sovereign nation does not have the right to defend itself against a demonic system bent on that nation’s complete iradication. That evil system is now beheading little babies, children, women and the elderly. They are raping, torturing, kidnapping and inflicting every evil their possessed minds can conjur up. They think they can destroy Israel???? No…. God’s chosen people Israel will NEVER be defeated. Watch and see what destruction that evil is about to have served up to them.

  8. These two entities are at war due to the Hamas attack on Israel. War means you can blockade your war enemy. You can not declare war through a surprise attack and then immediately play the victim when the violence is returned on you. If Israel does not treat this as a war attack they would be asking for a repeat down the road. You reap what you sow.

  9. Palestine is not a country, it is a region,,hamas is not an army, they are terrorists and therefore they are not covered by the so called rules of war and must be destroyed as they are a danger to the entire world!

  10. Are any sane people really listening to this man’s nonsense. Israel has every right to retaliate and to defend themselves from these inhuman people (Humas and/or Iran)

  11. UN IS B/S I suppose the UN is actively engaged in protecting people from Hamas. What is your plan Mr. Got all the answers U N spokes person. This is why the UN doesn’t work, has never worked, and won’t be there to protect people and countries in crisis. An eye for an eye. !!

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