Co-organiser of Kia Ora Gaza
23 September 2010
A panel of experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council has slammed Israel for raiding a Gaza aid flotilla last May, saying its military forces killed and tortured humanitarian volunteers in breach of international law.
“The conduct of the Israeli military and other personnel toward the flotilla passengers,” the UN panel declared, “demonstrated levels of totally unnecessary and incredible violence. It betrayed an unacceptable level of brutality.”
The three UN human rights experts who found the Israeli raid “clearly unlawful” are:
- Former UN war crimes prosecutor Desmond de Silva.
- Trinidad judge Karl Hudson-Phillips.
- Malaysian women’s rights advocate Mary Shanthi Dairiam.
This BBC story, filmed in partnership with the secretive Israeli commandos who stormed the flotilla, suggested that the civilian aid workers were the aggressors, not the victims of an unlawful and brutal action by overwhelming military forces.
In effect, the UN report exposes untruthful bias in the BBC story.
And here are two further exposures of the pro-Israeli propaganda themes in the Panorama film: