On June 6, 2008, the UN Human Rights Council issued a report detailing "human rights violations emanating from Israeli military attacks and incursions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the recent ones in the occupied Gaza Strip." The report repeats the standard misuse of international law in the characterization of Gaza as "occupied" and quotes from Hamas about their "commitment to ‘respect (…) public liberties; to strengthen the establishment of democracy; to protect human rights (…); and its respect for international law and international humanitarian law insofar as they conform with our character, customs and original traditions." In addition, the report copies press releases and statements by pro-Palestinian NGOs that condemn Israel, without any independent verification, qualifications or response from the Israeli government. The political nature of these NGOs – including PCHR, Al Mezan, Gisha, among others – is entirely erased.