BERLIN – The U.N.'s top human rights body has backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza.
Members of the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council voted in favor of a resolution Friday citing a recent report that concluded both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during the conflict.
Forty-one countries voted in favor of the resolution. Five countries abstained while the United States voted against the text, saying it was biased against Israel.
European countries backed the resolution, but said they were disappointed it didn't explicitly mention rockets fired by Hamas toward civilian areas in Israel.
Israel's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, Eviatar Manor, called the resolution an "anti-Israeli manifesto."
The Geneva-based body's resolution is largely symbolic and has no binding effect.