US says human rights council Israel vote ‘biased’ “As we have said repeatedly, we will stand up for Israel and the international community even if it means standing alone”

US Department of State

US Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AA) – Wednesday’s resolution in the UN’s Human Rights Council to open an international inquiry into potential human rights violations during Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip was ‘biased’ and ‘one-sided,’ according to the U.S. State Department.

Without addressing specifics, Marie Harf, the State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson Wednesday, said the resolution was “one-sided,” and “the latest in a series of biased anti-Israeli actions at the Human Rights Council.”

The resolution was adopted by a vote of 29 to one, with the United States voting against.

“As we have said repeatedly, we will stand up for Israel and the international community even if it means standing alone, and I think you saw that today,” she said.

At least 693 Palestinians and 31 Israelis have been killed since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge on July 7.

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