UN Special Envoy Slams UNHRC Over Hamas Use of Children as Human Shields


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UN SPECIAL ENVOY SLAMS UNHRC FOR IGNORING HAMAS' USE OF CHILDREN AS HUMAN SHIELDS

LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE: “THE UNHRC IS PROVIDING COVER FOR HAMAS!”

New York—May 23, 2018 -- Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Special Envoy to the United Nations for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) representing 40 million congregants worldwide and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) slammed the United Nations Human Rights Council for ignoring Hamas’ use of children as human shields in the recent confrontation with Israel:

“The UNHRC is providing cover for Hamas!  What is equally absurd is the number of Western nations who have bought into this hypocrisy.  Where is the outrage against the abuse of using innocent civilians as human shields? Hamas is guilty of numerous violations and the UNHRC remains silent!  According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Hamas is in violation of several international laws including the obvious War crimes violations under Article 8, sect. (b), (xxvi) - Conscripting or enlisting children under the age of fifteen years into national armed forces or using them to participate actively in hostilities. We have seen numerous incidents where children are being used in the armed conflict on the frontlines as actors, staged and directed to perform as if they were hit by enemy fire.  The evidence was caught on videotape and yet, where is the outcry?” said Cardoza-Moore.

Cardoza-Moore continued: “The hypocrisy within the so-called Human Rights Council is abhorrent and must end. They don’t miss an opportunity to condemn Israel’s military when it defends Israeli men, women and children against Hamas - a bloodthirsty terror organization that seeks its total annihilation, but when that same terror organization cynically uses children as cannon fodder, the silence is deafening.”

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