"The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) still plans to have Iran lead a human rights forum just weeks after Hamas, a group funded and trained by Iran, carried out terrorist attacks across Israel that killed at least 1,400 people.
The 2023 UNHRC Social Forum is set to take place between Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 and will focus ‘on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the promotion of human rights, including in the context of post-pandemic recovery,’ while being led by Iranian ambassador Ali Bahreini, UNHRC President Vaclav Balek announced in May. Iran killed hundreds of human rights protestors this year, provided material support to the terrorist group that killed more than 1,000 Israeli civilians and is designated by the State Department as a state sponsor of terror.
In addition to killing more than 1,000 people, Hamas kidnapped children and raped women, according to reports. The State Department said in 2021 that Iran funds, arms and trains Hamas.
The Israeli government says that Iran funnels roughly $100 million to Hamas a year, CNN reported.
Iran helped Hamas plan their attack on Israel, according to unnamed sources interviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The United States has been unable to verify these reports and Iran denies direct involvement in the attacks, The Hill reported.
Iran did, however, praise Hamas’ attacks, saying they were ‘in line with the continuation of victories for the anti-Zionist resistance in different fields, including Syria, Lebanon and occupied lands,’ according to Politico..."