Lieberman calls UN 'anti-Israel' after its criticism of Azaria's jail sentence

The defense minister, as well as other Israeli politicians, slammed the UN Human Rights council for criticizing Azaria but failing to mention the killings in Syria and Iraq.
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday called the UN Human Rights Council "the anti-Israel council" after it described the jail sentence given to IDF soldier Elor Azaria as "excessively lenient."

"Once again we see the UN's twisted moral code, according to which Azaria's action is considered far worse than the millions of innocent victims in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen," Lieberman wrote on his Facebook page.

Similar statements were made by Education Minister Neftali Bennett, Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid.

"There's only one country in the Middle East where a soldier can be sent to prison for killing a wounded enemy," Lapid said. "But the UN terrorist rights council is concerned by us, and by us only."

On Tuesday, the military court handed down a 30-month sentence on Azaria, which he is expected to begin serving on March 5.

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