The United Nations Special Rapporteur describes the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories as 'apartheid'

The United Nations Special Rapporteur describes the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories as ‘apartheid’

In presenting his final report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, this independent expert considered that “the Israeli occupation, now in its 55th year and still far from its end, has become entrenched and increasingly repressive.”

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‘It’s apartheid’. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, criticized the international community on Friday 25 March for allowing Israel to establish a political regime of occupation there for decades, which he described as“racism”.

This independent expert, while presenting his final report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, appreciated “The Israeli occupation, now in its fifty-fifth year, and with no end in sight, is becoming increasingly entrenched and oppressive.”.

made the list “Continuous confiscation of land, the continued expansion of only Jewish settlements, a dual legal system, the huge gap between the living conditions of Israeli settlers and the Palestinians living among them, the wide gap in political rights”.

denounce “Harsh Characteristics of the Separation System” established by Israel, “Which were not implemented in South Africa, such as separate roads, high walls, and checkpoints all over the place”. Before the eyes of the international community, Israel in Palestine imposed the reality of apartheid in a post-apartheid world.he added.

Israel has controlled the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967. Currently, about 700,000 Jewish settlers live in these two areas, in settlements considered illegal under international law.

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