U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding reports that the UN Human Rights Council will hold a Special Session on the Israel-Hamas conflict on Wednesday. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
"One knows it's just another day at the United Nations when, even as Hamas uses men, women, and children as human shields, its human rights body decides to hold an anti-Israel session with the support of tyrants like Castro and Maduro. Cuba is one of the world's worst violators of human rights, with the Castro regime brutally squashing all those who dare to speak out for freedom and democracy, while Venezuela has seen a severe crackdown on basic freedoms and widespread, government-backed violence against those who call for democratic change."
"Sadly, this kind of hypocrisy is the order of the day at the UN. If this body is truly interested in investigating human rights in this situation, it has plenty to consider given the heinous tactics used by the terrorist group Hamas not only against Israelis but also against the Palestinian people."