Bahrain Monitor - A Monthly Newsletter on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

(Bahrain Women) is condemning Israeli violations

The Bahraini Women's Society has called on the member states of the United Nations 'to deal with Israel as an entity which violates basic human rights' and demanded that the Secretary General conduct a full investigation regarding Israeli atrocities in Gaza. The Society also called on member states to acknowledge the fact that serious violations of human rights have occurred at the hands of Israeli occupation forces.

This was included in a letter by the Society directed to the Human Rights Council which is expected to conduct its tenth meeting in Geneva on 2 March 2009. The letter also observed that Israel, and despite signing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, 'still commits many human rights violations' pointing to Israeli killing, starving and terrorizing of women, children and civilians which occurred in Gaza during the last Israeli attack, as well as Israel's discrimination policies against the Palestinian people.