Human Rights Council have condemned the attack by Israel against a humanitarian convoy to Gaza and adopted the OIC proposed resolution which calls for an International Fact Finding Inquiry
Date : 06 June 2010 Venue : Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Upon the request of the Member Countries of OIC Group in Geneva, Human Rights Council convened special session for considering human tragedy caused by Israeli attack on international convey carrying humanitarian aids to Gaza. The council after two days deliberation adopted the OIC proposed resolution (A/HRC/14/L.1 by voting called by US.

32 members of council voted in favor, while USA, Netherlands and Italy voted against and abstention countries were France, UK, Belgium, Japan, Ukraine, Slovakia, South Korea, Burkina Faso, and Hungary. Cameron, Madagascar and Zambia did not participate.

The adopted resolution under the guidance of the purposes and the principles of the United Nations Charter, as well as by the provisions of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights, express grave concern also at the deepening humanitarian crisis in Occupied Gaza. While adopting this resolution, Human Rights Council: a) condemns in the strongest terms possible the outrageous attack by the Israeli forces against the humanitarian flotilla of ships which resulted in the killing and injuring of many innocent civilians from different countries; b) Deeply deplores the loss of life of innocent civilians and expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families; c) Calls upon the occupying power to fully cooperate with the International Committee of Red Cross ( ICRC) to seek and provide information on the whereabouts status and condition of the detained and injured persons d) Demands the Occupying Power Israel to immediately release all detained men and material and facilitate their safe return to their homelands and calls upon occupying Power Israel to immediately lift the siege on Occupied Gaza and other Occupied Territories.

Human Rights Council in its adopted resolution also welcomed the statements of the Secretary General UN and the High Commissioner for Human Rights condemning the Israeli attacks and calls for the full accountability and credible independent inquiries into these attacks; The Council finally decided to dispatch an independent international fact finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international Humanitarian and Human rights Law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance; and Decides to authorized the President of the Council to appoint members of this independent international fact finding mission, who should report to the Council on their finding in its 15th session.