Israel guilty of apartheid crimes against Palestinians: rights watchdog

Israel vehemently denies ‘apartheid’ and war crime accusations, denouncing the report as ‘anti-Semitism’

28 April 2021 - 19:53 By Rami Ayyub

An international rights watchdog accused Israel on Tuesday of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians — and against its own Arab minority — that amount to crimes against humanity.

New York-based Human Rights Watch published a 213-page report which, it said, was not aimed at comparing Israel with apartheid-era SA but rather at assessing “whether specific acts and policies” constitute apartheid as defined under international law...

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