The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) sent a political mission to Israel and lobbied the United Nations Human Rights Council in their 7th Session (3-8 March) to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur charged with “examining the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Territories”. The distortion of international law and double standards in ICJ’s activities are illustrated in the following paragraph, which merely alludes to terror attacks against Israel:

    "Neither Israel’s duty to ensure the security of its civilian population nor any other legal principle justifies Israel’s indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force in violation of international humanitarian law. The direct and willful targeting of the civilian population, its means of subsistence, and its infrastructure, violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes according to customary international humanitarian law."