The UK has put the United Nations Human Rights Council “on notice” over what it called its “disproportionate focus on Israel”.
On the final day of the council’s 34th session the UK mission to the UN said it would vote against all resolutions about Israel’s conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories if things did not change.
While it made clear its “serious concerns about the growth in illegal demolitions and settlement activity” and said the UK stood “shoulder to shoulder with the international community” in support of a two-state solution, it added the council’s “unacceptable pattern of bias” would only make the goal harder to achieve.
The statement, made during the deliberations on Friday, continued: “The trend of Israeli conduct in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past year has been negative.
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