UN human rights official resigns over ‘textbook case of genocide’ in Gaza

Craig Mokhiber, right, deputy director, New York Office, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, listens in March 2009, as actor Edward James Olmos, second right, speaks during “Battlestar Galactica: A Retrospective” panel. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

NEW YORK — A New York-based United Nations human rights official has resigned over the organization’s response to the situation in Gaza, which he described as a “textbook case of genocide.”