UN Says Israel Violating Palestinian Rights
Israeli settlements are like “creeping annexation” says the UN.
The report’s conclusions, revealed Thursday, are not legally binding, but they further inflame tensions between the U.N. Human Rights Council and Israel, and between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli officials immediately denounced the report, while Palestinians pointed to it as “proof of Israel’s policy of ethnic cleansing” and its desire to undermine the possibility of a Palestinian state.
The Palestinians also hinted that they could use the report as a basis for legal action toward a war crimes prosecution.