BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Palestinian diplomats have filed an official complaint against Israel, alleging breaches of Israel’s obligations of the United Nations’ anti-racism treaty.
The 350-page document was handed to the Geneva office of the United Nations that is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention.
Palestinian ambassador to the UN, Ibrahim Khraishi accused Israel of being in breach of the Convention, stating that Israel’s policies illustrate a “common aim of displacing and replacing the Palestinian people, for the purpose of maintaining a colonial occupation.”
The document mentions specific breaches of the convention, contributing to “apartheid” in Gaza, as well as the the occupied West Bank, and East Jerusalem, with the sole purpose of maintaining “a Jewish demographic majority in the entirety of historic Palestine.”
“Not only is the purpose of the settlement regime discriminator in itself, it is further maintained by a system of discriminatory measures, severely depriving Palestinians of their fundamental rights.”
According to the 350-page document, Palestinians are not afforded the same rights and freedoms that are awarded to Israeli settlers, which are routinely perpetuated by the “confiscation and seizure” of their land.
The complaint went on to state that: “It is clear that Israel’s acts are part of a widespread and oppressive regime that is institutionalised and systematic; that accords separate and unequal treatment to Palestinians.”
In addition to the submitted complaints, the document states that Israel is in clear violation of Article Three of the Convention, which prohibits racial segregation and apartheid. Article three declares: "States Parties particularly condemn racial segregation and apartheid and undertake to prevent, prohibit and eradicate all practices of this nature in territories under their jurisdiction." You won't see or hear about this on #CNN #ABC #CBS #NBC #FoxNews #BBC because they are #Palestinians including women and children with no Freedoms or Rights being Terrorized every way imaginable every single day by #Apartheid #Israel's Coward Forces led by War Criminal Terrorist #Netanyahu aka