The landmark reportâ€™s endorsement of boycotts, economic sanctions and other grassroots initiatives comes at a moment when Israel is desperately attempting toÂ criminalize and suppress international supportÂ for Palestinian rights.
Published by the UNâ€™s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the report concludes that â€śIsrael has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.â€ť
Palestinians welcomedÂ theÂ landmark UN report.Â 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 theÂ landmark reportÂ published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.
The UN SG has also ordered the report to be removed from the UN website.
â€śThe fact that a UN secretary general has bowed to threats andÂ intimidation from the Trump administration to protect Israel from accountability, yet again, is hardly news,â€ť the BNC said. â€śThe real news is that thisÂ time round, Israel, with all its influence in Washington, cannot put the genie back into the bottle.â€ť
Full copy of the report:Â Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of ApartheidÂ