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OHCHR has prepared the present report in pursuant to HRC resolution 31/36 on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. A database of all business enterprises involved in the Israeli settlements.   Paragraph 96 of A/HRC/22/63: "Information gathered by the mission showed that business enterprises have, directly and indirectly, enabled, facilitated and profited...
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"I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine, pursuant to article 53(1) of the Statute. In brief, I am satisfied that (i) war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip (“Gaza”); (ii) potential...
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"[T]he Committee draws the State party’s attention to its general recommendation 19 (1995) concerning the prevention, prohibition and eradication of all policies and practices of racial segregation and apartheid, and urges the State party to give full effect to article 3 of the Convention to eradicate all forms of segregation between Jewish and non-Jewish communities...
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The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia conducted a report examining the Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid, March 2017: "This report concludes that Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole."
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"A legal regime of segregation is operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, enabling the establishment and the consolidation of settlements, whereby Israeli laws applied personally to Israelis in the West Bank give them preferential legal status over Palestinians. This violates Palestinians’ rights to non-discrimination, equality before the law and equal protection of the law (see...
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"The combined effect of the measures designed to ensure security for Israeli citizens, to facilitate and expand settlements, and, it would appear, to annex land, is hafrada, discrimination and systematic oppression of, and domination over, the Palestinian people." The Special Rapporteur recommended that the General Assembly "request the International Court of Justice to issue an...
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"Settlements are established and developed for the exclusive benefit of Israeli Jews…The settlements are maintained and advanced through a system of total segregation between the settlers and the rest of the population living in the OPT; this system of segregation is supported and facilitated by strict military and law enforcement control to the detriment of...
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“The Committee draws the State party’s attention to its general recommendation 19 (1995) concerning the prevention, prohibition and eradication of all policies and practices of racial segregation and apartheid, and urges the State party to take immediate measures to prohibit and eradicate any such policies or practices which severely and disproportionately affect the Palestinian population...
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"The Committee is greatly concerned at the State party’s policy of ‘demographic balance’, which has been a stated aim of official municipal planning documents, particularly in the city of Jerusalem (arts. 2, 3 and 5 of the Convention).“
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“The Committee is increasingly concerned at the State party’s discriminatory planning policy, whereby construction permits are rarely if ever granted to Palestinian and Bedouin communities and demolitions principally target property owned by Palestinians and Bedouins. The Committee is concerned at the adverse tendency of preferential treatment for the expansion of Israeli settlements, through the use...
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