The McGowan Davis/Schabas Inquiry: The UN Legal Pogrom

Hamas and the United Nations

The UN response to the Hamas kidnapping of three Israeli teens June 12, 2014

The UN Moves from Condemning Abduction to "What Abduction?" and "What Hamas?"

  • June 14, 2014, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement, that "condemn[ed] the abduction of 3 Israeli students."

    Editor's Note: There was no mention of a Palestinian perpetrator or Hamas.

  • June 17, 2014, UN News Briefing:

    "Reporter: How has the United Nations established that they have been abducted and whether they have been abducted by adversary elements?
    Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General: We have no information to confirm an abduction
    Reporter: Are you ruling out any criminal activity?
    Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General: We would have to see. I don't want to prejudge any information that may come out."

    Editor's Note: The UN abruptly changes course evidently after pressure by Palestinians and others and now refuses to say whether or not the Israelis were even abducted.

  • June 18, 2014, UN News Briefing:

    "Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General: The Secretary General urges all to exercise restraint...
    Reporter: How can anyone really find out if these three were really abducted or not...they may have disappeared somewhere, went on holiday... Did anyone verify that they actually were abducted?
    Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General: What's certain is that the three students are missing."

    Editor's Note: The UN is still refusing even to say the Israeli teens were abducted.

  • June 19, 2014, UN News Briefing:

    "Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General: The Secretary-General has spoken on the issue of the kidnappings...He would call on the authorities to respect ...international law in their efforts to find these three young men."

    Editor's Note: The UN continues to suggest Israel is violating the law and issuing no condemnation of Hamas for the kidnapping.

  • June 20, 2014, UN News Briefing:

    "Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General:...We call for restraint and expect Israel to...respect... the lives, dignity and livelihoods of Palestinians....and investigate allegations of excessive use of force."

    Editor's Note: In little over a week, the UN has inverted victim and perpetrator and the victims are no longer the kidnapped Israeli boys, but Palestinians.

Israel Becomes the Villain

  • VIDEO: The UN and the Kidnapping of Jews


  • June 23, 2014, UN Security Council Briefing:

    "Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General and head of the Department of Political Affairs: We are concerned about a report of over 350 Palestinians have now been arrested, many injured ... the rising death toll as a result of Israeli security operations in the West Bank is alarming... as the search for the missing youth continues we call for restraint in carrying out the security operations in strict compliance with international law ...Palestinian security forces continued their work to maintain law and order."

    Editor's Note: Aware that Palestinians must be actively assisting the kidnappers from evading Israeli authorities, the UN is now condemning Israel for violating law by looking for the boys and praising Palestinians for maintaining law and order. There is no condemnation of Hamas for kidnapping the boys in the first place.

  • VIDEO: The UN mocks Israeli mothers' grief


  • June 30, 2014, The bodies of three kidnapped teens were found buried on land purchased by a Hamas member's family just north of Hebron, no more than a 10-15-minute drive from where they were abducted.

  • July 1, 2014, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Press Release:

    "OHCHR called on all Israelis and Palestinians to exercise maximum restraint and to prevent the situation from worsening further. The previous night, a Palestinian teenager had been killed by Israeli forces in the north West Bank, bringing to seven the number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank, including three teenagers, since 12 June. OHCHR's condolences went to all of their families. Also, the previous night, at least six Palestinians had been injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank. OHCHR had also noted an increase in rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and air and sea strikes by Israeli forces in Gaza, additional movement restrictions and incidents of settler violence in the West Bank...OHCHR reiterated its call for strict adherence to international law by all relevant actors, to avoid further loss of life, injuries and negative impact on human rights. OHCHR urged all parties to refrain from punishing individuals for offences they had not personally committed or by imposing collective penalties."

    Editor's Note: Even in death the viciously anti-Israel UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay (2008-2014), refused to say the three boys had been kidnapped, or that they had been taken by Palestinian terrorists. In the words of her office, they "had gone missing." After the perfunctory "condolences," she launched into demands that Israel "exercise restraint" and "prevent the situation from worsening." She analogized the death of the three Israeli teens to Palestinians who had been killed while Israel was striving to save lives, not to take them.
The UN mandate of the Schabas inquiry deliberately begins on June 13, 2014 because the Israeli teens were kidnapped on June 12, 2014. It is an obvious attempt to revise history and avoid any conclusion that Hamas actions are responsible for the war.