Israel's human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territory came under renewed attack by senior UN officials on Monday. Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 Makarim Wibisono heavily criticised Israel's assault on Gaza last year.
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the Palestinian people's right to self-determination with 45 countries, including India, voting in its favour. Out of the 47 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) members, 45 voted in favour with only the US voting against the resolution and Ghana abstaining.
Richard Falk is an American professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University. He just completed a six-year term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. He was appointed to this role by the UN Human Rights Council, in 2008. Alresalah.ps interviewed him on April 29, 2015.
Sleep deprivation; prolonged binding; verbal and sometimes physical abuse; exposure to cold and heat; little and substandard food; incarceration in a small, foul-smelling cell, usually in solitary confinement, for many days and in unhygienic conditions. A new report by human rights organizations HaMoked.
“When we first came here they [the settlers] stabbed my little brother in the stomach, then hit another of my brothers on his eyes. Another time they pushed my father from the hill and he broke his shoulder. Every day, every night they throw stones at us”, Ayat says. She explains the settlers want the land so they can connect up the different settlements in the city center with those on the outskirts."