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BAA4P: United Nations & Palestine

  • « Action by UN System and Intergovernmental Organizations Relevant to the Question of Palestine » (October 2022 Monthly Bulletin, Volume XLV, Bulletin No. 10, 25p.): click here!
  • « Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel. » United Nations General Assembly, Seventy-seventh session, 14 Sept 2022 (pdf, 28p.): click here!
    Summary: The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel hereby submits its first report to the General Assembly. The report addresses the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, its purported de jure and discernible de facto annexation, the human rights implications for Palestinians and the legal consequences of such actions.
    + Ben SAMUELS: "U.S. Decries UN Commission of Inquiry's 'One-sided' Report on Israel-Palestine" (Haaretz, Oct 22, 2022): click here!
  • « Human Rights Council’s Resolutions on Question of Palestine » (The Question of Palestine, -2022): click here!

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  • Daoud KUTTAB: "Palestine UN mission waited 10 years for this moment, says envoy” (Arab News, Nov 14, 2022): click here!
    Amman: It is now clear that Israel cannot keep pushing its narrative of doing no wrong while at the same time pursuing annexationist policies and denying “our people’s right to self-determination,” said Riyad Mansour, Palestine’s representative at the UN.
  • "'A breakthrough': UN committee votes to request ICJ opinion on Israeli occupation'” (Middle East Eye, Nov 12, 2022): click here!
    Palestinians welcome the vote as a prelude to 'opening a new era for holding Israel accountable for its war crimes.'
  • Jonathan LIS: "UN Votes to Ask International Court's Opinion on 'Legal Status of Israel Occupation'” (Haaretz, Nov 11, 2022): click here!
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has for years warned Israel that if Palestinian statehood is not on the horizon, it would press charges at The Hague.
  • Richard FALK: "New anti-colonial UN report gives Palestinians welcome boost in legitimacy wars'” (MEE, Oct 27, 2022): click here!
    The most fundamental violations of the basic rights of the Palestinian people are laid bare in Francesca Albanese's report.
  • Jonathan LIS & Ben SAMUELS: "UN Commission of Inquiry: Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory Is Illegal” (Haaretz, Oct 21, 2022): click here!
    Back when the committee was established during Israel's operation in Gaza in 2021, Israel refused to cooperate with it on the grounds that it was biased against it. The commission's new 28-page report focuses mainly on the advancement of settlements and the ramifications of 'Israeli occupation policies' on Palestinians.
  • Jonathan LIS: "UN Envoy in West Bank Calls for Updated List of Companies Doing Business With Settlements” (Haaretz, Oct 20, 2022): click here!
    The UN’s original 2020 database listed 112 companies, including Airbnb, Booking, and Bezeq. The UN Rapporteur on the situation of Palestinian human right, Francesca Albenese, also proposes to consider the deployment of an international 'protective presence' in the West Bank.
  • UN-OHCHR: "Commission of Inquiry finds that the Israeli occupation is unlawful under international law” (UN OHCHR, Oct 20, 2022): click here!
    New York (20 October 2022) -- There are reasonable grounds to conclude that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is now unlawful under international law due to its permanence and the Israeli Government’s de-facto annexation policies, according to the first report to the General Assembly issued today by the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel.
  • "Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory illegal: UN Rights Commission" (UN News, 20 Oct, 2022), click here!
    Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory is unlawful under international law due to its permanence and the Israeli government’s de facto annexation policies, a UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry said in its first report, published on Thursday.
  • « UN experts condemn Israel’s ‘sadistic’ punitive measures against French-Palestinian rights defender Salah Hammouri » ( Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, Oct 19, 2022): click here!
    ...The experts have called on Israel to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Hammouri and other detainees under administrative detention, and to maintain Mr. Hammouri’s permanent residency in his hometown, Jerusalem, where he has the right to live freely with his family. The experts note with concern that according to the latest official figures of the Israeli Prison Service, Israel is holding 798 persons in administrative detention without charges - the highest number in over a decade.
  • Thabi MYENI: "South Africa calls for Israel to be declared an ‘apartheid state’” (AlJazeera, July 26, 2021, Naledi Pandor, minister for international relations and cooperation of South Africa, addresses the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, September 28, 2019): click here!
    The South African government has remained a strong ally of Palestine, providing both material and public support for its liberation cause.
  • UN: "Israel: UN rights chief calls for end to ‘culture of impunity’” (UN News, May 14, 2021): click here!
    Investigations must be held into the actions of the Israeli security forces, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Saturday, calling for accountability and an end to impunity.
  • UN: "Israeli Settlements Amount to War Crime, UN Rights Official Says” (Haaretz, July 9, 2021): click here!
    'Israel's defiance of international law and international opinion can and will no longer be cost-free,' UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories says.


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