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20
Dec

After 10 years of voting for Israel, Canada supports pro-Palestine UN resolution

The Trudeau government yesterday backed a resolution to support the right of self-determination of the Palestinian people adopted by the UN General Assembly during a session of the Third Committee. The resolution was put forward by the State of Palestine, North Korea, Zimbabwe and others and calls for a “just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement” to …

20
Dec

UN: Israel has advanced 22,000 housing units in W. Bank since 2016

The UN Mideast envoy said Wednesday that Israel advanced or approved plans for over 22,000 housing units in West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem in the three years since the Security Council adopted a resolution condemning settlements on lands the Palestinians want for their future state. Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council that in …

25
Oct

UN rapporteur calls for int’l ban on products of Israeli settlements

The UN expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories on Wednesday called for an international ban on all products made in Israeli settlements, as an important step towards ending Israel’s 52-year-old “illegal occupation” of the West Bank. Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told the General Assembly’s …

9
Oct

Rights groups say continued delay of UN database on settlements unfounded and unacceptable

Nine human rights organizations expressed in a joint statement their serious concern and disappointment that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights did not transmit to the Human Rights Council, at its 42nd session, the database of all businesses engaged in listed activities related to Israel’s unlawful settlement enterprise (the Database) in the Occupied …

3
Oct

Matjila: UN did not implement any of its resolutions on Palestine

South Africa’s ambassador to the UN Jerry Matjila has criticized the UN for not implementing any of its 72 resolutions which it has adopted on Palestine since 1948. Matjila, president of the Security Council for the month of October, made his remarks to al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper about the international community’s failure to help the Palestinian …

12
Sep

UN chief denounces Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern on Wednesday about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if re-elected, saying it would be illegal and gut prospects for regional peace. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” he said in a statement. “They …

5
Aug

Ashrawi: UN failure to call out Israeli crimes against Palestinian children is inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, today said Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of …

15
Apr

Mladenov: UN remains fully committed to working with Palestinians

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, welcomed the formation of a new Palestinian government and said he looks forward to working closely with it, on Saturday evening. Mladenov said in a statement, “I congratulate Prime Minister Muhammad Ishtayeh on the formation of a new Palestinian government and look …

28
Mar

Nigeria, SA, Senegal vote for arms embargo against Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) on Friday voted 23-8 for an arms embargo against Israel and the prosecution of Israeli military officials for war crimes due to Israel’s deliberate targeting of unarmed children, journalists and disabled people during recent protests in the Gaza Strip. Sub-Saharan African nations are among the biggest supporters …

9
Mar

Bachelet slams Israel’s practices in Gaza, occupied territory

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has expressed her dismay and regret at Israel’s “immediate dismissal” of a recent UN report about its security forces killing protesters in Gaza “without addressing any of the very serious issues raised.” Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, Bachelet condemned Israel for its blockade of …