Amnesty International describes Israel’s practices towards the Palestinians as “apartheid”
Israel has attacked a report due to be published by Amnesty International today, Tuesday, describing the Israeli occupation’s practices towards the Palestinians as “apartheid”.
The international organization said in an announcement on Monday that it will publish today, Tuesday, a recent report entitled “The Israeli apartheid regime against the Palestinians: a cruel regime based on domination and a crime against humanity.”
She noted that the new report is “one of the most thorough and comprehensive research and investigations conducted by Amnesty International into the situation to date.”
“This report, comprehensive in nature, has documented how widespread confiscation of Palestinian land and property, unlawful killings, forced displacement, severe restrictions on movement, and denial of citizenship and citizenship rights for Palestinians are all components of a discriminatory racist regime,” Amnesty said. It amounts to a crime against humanity under international law.”
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs preceded the publication of the report by attacking it. She said the report “recycles the lies, contradictions and baseless allegations of hate organizations known to be anti-Israel.”
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid attacked Amnesty International. It was once a respected organization, he said, but has become “just another radical organization that echoes propaganda without serious consideration”.
Human Rights Watch and the Israeli organization B’Tselem said, in two separate reports over the past year, that Israel was committing apartheid crimes.
Human Rights Watch said in April 2021 that Israeli authorities are committing the two crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution.
Before that, in January 2021, the Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, called Israel an “apartheid state.”