For the second time in a year, a prominent Rights organization accused Israel with imposing apartheid system in Palestinian lands. Amnesty International Says Israeli conducts amount to crimes against Humanity.
Amnesty International charged Israel with enforcing an apartheid system against Palestinian people a few days ago. The practice, according to the institute, is built on “segregation, expropriation, and eviction” which it describes as crimes against humanity.
The conclusions were based on legal investigation in study concerning Israeli confiscation of Palestinian land and property. Illegal executions, forceful displacement of individuals, and citizenship revocation are among other crimes of Israeli state against Palestinian people.
The study was the second one in a year in which a relevant international body accuses Israel of following an apartheid policy. The term apartheid was first used in the last century to denote South Africa’s discriminatory approach of white regime and inequality.
The research “consolidates” and recycles misinformation from hate movements, according to Israel. An Israeli report tried to defend Israel by attacking the Amnesty. It claimed that the AI adopted “double standards and demonization in order to delegitimize Israel.”
The Palestinian foreign ministry, on the other side, welcomed the report. “The United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly are obliged to heed the compelling evidence presented by Amnesty and other leading human rights organizations and hold Israel accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian people, including through sanctions,” it asserted in a statement.
According to Amnesty International, Israel is implementing an oppressive and domineering regime against Palestine and its people. The institute says Tel Aviv imposes the “wherever it has control over their rights” including Arab-Israeli residents, Palestinian people within the regions under occupation, and exiles.
Apartheid against Palestinians
Limitation on Palestinian mobility in land seized in the 1967 conflict, underfunding in Palestinian neighborhoods within Israel, and preventing Displaced people from returning were among the conducts that led to AI conclusion. Forceful displacement, torture, and unlawful executions, according to Amnesty International, were used to create a structure of “oppression and dominance.” Besides, these practices comprise an apartheid system in form of crime against humanity.
Israel is not flawless, according to the country’s Foreign Minister who tried to control the pressures. “But it is a democracy committed to international law and open to scrutiny,” according to Yair Lapid.
US State Department spokesman also defended the ally denying the premise that Israel’s conduct reflects the apartheid system. “We think that it is important, as the world’s only Jewish state, that the Jewish people must not be denied their right to self-determination, and we must ensure there isn’t a double standard being applied.”
Palestinian residents in Gaza and the West Bank call for an autonomous sovereignty, with East Jerusalem as the capital. The Israeli response has always been repression, oppression and forcible displacement of people in previous decades.
The latest round of such violent conducts have erupted in Sheikh Jarrah, an East Jerusalem neighborhood. Against International regulations, Israel ordered the eviction of residents on various fallacious reasoning. Tel Aviv arrests those who resist the practice, keeping them under the bars for weeks under arbitrary detention.
Israeli security forces have also raided the houses at midnights to thwart the resistance attempts. The policy also put the violent behavior under coverage as no report, footage, or Photo would be published.
The Israeli apartheid put millions in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem under harshest economic and healthcare condition. The west strategy seems to be rejecting and boycotting the AI report.