Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution
IslamNews – Israel is committing the crimes of apartheid and persecution against Arabs in the occupied territories and Israel itself, Human Rights Watch says.
In a new report, it says Israel has a policy “to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians”, including those who are its citizens.
Apartheid amounts to state-sanctioned racial discrimination and is considered a crime against humanity.
Israel’s foreign ministry has rejected the report as “preposterous and false”.
It accused the international campaign group of having a “long-standing anti-Israeli agenda” and carrying out an ongoing campaign “with no connection to facts or reality on the ground”.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the report.
“It is urgent for the international community to intervene, including by making sure that their states, organisations, and companies are not contributing in any way to the execution of war crimes and crimes against humanity,” he said.