The landmark report‚Äôs endorsement of boycotts, economic sanctions and other grassroots initiatives comes at a moment when Israel is desperately attempting to¬†criminalize and suppress international support¬†for Palestinian rights.
Published by the UN‚Äôs Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the report concludes that ‚ÄúIsrael has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.‚ÄĚ
Palestinians welcomed¬†the¬†landmark UN report.¬†Meanwhile Israel and its US patron have reacted with rage.
A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the¬†landmark report¬†published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.
The UN SG has also ordered the report to be removed from the UN website.
‚ÄúThe fact that a UN secretary general has bowed to threats and¬†intimidation from the Trump administration to protect Israel from accountability, yet again, is hardly news,‚ÄĚ the BNC said. ‚ÄúThe real news is that this¬†time round, Israel, with all its influence in Washington, cannot put the genie back into the bottle.‚ÄĚ
Full copy of the report:¬†Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid¬†