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Land Acquisition – UN
Demands that Israel cease all of its settlement activities, the construction of the wall and other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition.
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Condemning settlement activities by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan
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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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This was a resolution that condemned Israeli settlements and was adopted with 14 votes in favour and a US abstention.
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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 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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"Deeply concerned that the severe restrictions on the freedom of movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, targeting a particular national or ethnic group, especially through the wall, checkpoints, restricted roads and permit system, have created hardship and have had a highly detrimental impact on the enjoyment of human rights by Palestinians, in particular their rights...
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"Israel is clearly in military occupation of the OPT. At the same time elements of the occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law. What are the legal consequences of a regime of prolonged occupation with features of colonialism and apartheid for the occupied people, the occupying Power and...
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