Turkey also was angry that the commission mostly adopted Israeli friendly conclusions. At the same time, Israel was pleased.
Absolution is unacceptable. Nonetheless, Israel again got largely off the hook, free to commit more crimes of war and against humanity, besides ongoing daily ones in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
At issue is stopping them, ending Gaza's siege, Israel's occupation, and granting Palestine statehood and full UN membership later this month when the UN General Assembly meets.
Even then, Israeli lawlessness won't end. Perhaps it'll only be slowed, but any committed will be against a sovereign state able to sue through the World Court for redress, and be able to get a temporary restraining order to stop it.
In other words, sovereign Palestine will have statehood rights Israel fears. What better way to slap it down, using the power of the law to do it, not retaliation.
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