The other team members are Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir and Botswana judge Unity Dow. Jahangir has been the subject of human rights cases in the past, having been put under house arrest in 1983 and warned of a plot to assassinate her last month.
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) launched the probe in March under an initiative brought to the 47-member forum by the Palestinian National Authority. Israel’s ally the US was the only member to vote against it.
The council said Israel’s planned construction of new housing units in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem undermined the peace process and posed a threat to the two-state solution and the creation of an independent Palestinian state.