There is “an apartheid regime” in the Palestinian territories “worse than the one that existed in South Africa”, law professor John Dugard wrote in a report to the U.N. General Assembly

Dugard is the U.N. the special rapporteur for the United Nations on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories.

Dugard points to the discrimination on West bank and Gaza roads, where most main roads are only open to settlers, to the total disregard of Palestinian basic rights as Israel constructs the separation wallfrom, to the extended violations of human rights and international law, including a total defiance to the International Court of Justice ruling on the separation wall.

General assembly members received copies of the report ahead of their September session designated to discuss the separation wall issue.

Dugard was a member of a Truth Commission at the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa, he was then appointed as special rapporteur for human rights in the West Bank and Gaza.

In may, following the Israeli operation in rafah, in which army used tank shells against peaceful unarmed demonstrators, Dugard called for a general arms embargo against Israel similar to the arms embargo imposed on South Africa in 1977.