UN Commissioner Says Jews in Shomron, Eastern Yerushalayim a ‘War Crime’


According to a report issued by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the growth of Jewish communities in the Shomron and eastern Yerushalayim constitutes a war crime.

“The establishment and expansion of settlements in the occupied Palestinian Territory by Israel, including the legal and administrative measures that it has taken to provide socioeconomic incentives, security, infrastructure and social services to citizens of Israel residing in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, amount to the transfer by Israel of its population into the occupied Palestinian Territory,” said Al-Hussein. “The transfer of the population by an occupying State into an occupied territory is a grave breach of article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and therefore a war crime.”

The report is one of five charging Israel of human-rights abuses that will be presented to the council on March 19.

The Human Rights Council has been criticized for issuing a significantly disproportionate number of reports against Israel. By contrast, Syria and Iran only have single reports issued against them.




  1. And when it exactly did the west bank become Palestnian territory. Israel captured the west bank from Jordan. But why get confused with the facts.

  2. According to the UN, the fact that we are Jews , alive and breathing air, is already a war crime:everything else is extraneous information.

  3. The entire Islam is a war crime, as they destroyed numerous civilizations and resettled the areas that they conquered with Arabs and Turks. A definition of chutzpah: a guy named Hussein is accusing the Jews for daring to take the Jewish Land back.


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