Israel wont cooperate with U.N. fact-finding mission

Israel said it will not cooperate with a United Nations fact-finding mission on how Israel’s West Bank settlements affect Palestinians.

The U.N.’s Human Rights Council appointed three independent experts July 6 to conduct the mission.

“The establishment of this mission is another blatant expression of the singling out of Israel in the UNHRC and of the uncandid approach that characterizes the council’s dealing with Israel,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Israel suspended its ties with the Human Rights Council in March after the council voted to establish the fact-finding mission on the settlements. — jta