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Rights group calls on UN commission to continue to investigate human rights abuses and Israel’s racist policies

Rights group calls on UN commission to continue to investigate human rights abuses and Israel’s racist policies

HAIFA, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (WAFA) – Following the publication yesterday of the report by the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel (COI-OPTI), which concluded that the continued Israeli occupation, impunity and discrimination against Palestinians as underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of conflict, the Haifa-based Adalah rights center called on the UN commission to continue to investigate human rights abuses and Israel’s racist policies of segregation, domination, and Jewish supremacy in all areas under its control.

“Adalah calls upon the commission to continue to investigate key human rights abuses it referred to in its preliminary report, including the Jewish Nation-State Law and its discriminatory effects, the ban on Palestinian family unification, the forced displacement of Bedouin citizens of Israel, the increased violence within Israel in 2021 and 2022 and the increasing attacks on human rights defenders and Palestinian civil society organizations advocating the protection of human rights and accountability - including the recent designation of six human rights and civil society organizations as ‘terrorist organizations’,” said the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel in a statement.

These reflect some of the key human rights violations against Palestinians that Adalah presented to the COI-OPTI in late March in Amman, Jordan, said Adalah, adding that it will continue to provide the COI-OPTI with evidence and analysis of Israel’s racist policies of segregation, domination, and Jewish supremacy on both sides of the Green Line.

The report issued to the UN Human Rights Council is the first COI to address human rights violations perpetrated against Palestinians in all the territories under Israeli control including Palestinian citizens of Israel.

M.K.

 

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