The report released by UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), was compiled by distinguished internationally recognised academics, and after indepth research, has concluded “beyond reasonable doubt” that Israeli is guilty of policies and practices which constitute apartheid against the Palestinian people. Basing itself on key instruments of international law, the report verifies that after a history of war, annexation and expulsions, as well as a series of continued government practices and policies, the Palestinian people have been fragmented into four distinct population groups, three of them (citizens of Israel, residents of East Jerusalem and the populace under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza) living under direct Israeli rule and the remainder, refugees and involuntary exiles, living beyond. This fragmentation, coupled with the application of discrete bodies of law to those groups, lie at the heart of the apartheid regime. They serve to enfeeble opposition to it and to veil its very existence. This report concludes, on the basis of overwhelming evidence, that Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid, and urges swift action to oppose and end it.
We urge the UN to either endorse this report as a factual document written by one of its own committees, and a condemnation of apartheid; or in refuting or distancing from it, to give specific factual evidence as to where this report is factually wrong and clarify these errors or inaccuracies.
This petition will be delivered to:
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres
- UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric
- US Ambassador Nikki Haley