Israel has established 'apartheid regime'

Palestine awards UN official for condemning Israel

The study concluded that "available evidence established beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid".

Israel's ambassador to the U.N.: "The attempts to discredit the only democracy in the Middle East are shameful and freaky".

The head of the agency, ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf, who also serves as U.N. Under-Secretary General, said that the report "clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system".

Based in Beirut, ESCWA is comprised of 18 Arab countries, according to its website, which lists the state of Palestine as a full member, and works to strengthen cooperation and promote development.

"Aware of the seriousness of this allegation, the authors of the report conclude that available evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of worldwide law", the report says.

Anti-Israel activists Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley produced a United Nations commission report urging "swift action to oppose and end" Israeli "apartheid".

"The United States is outraged by the report", said Haley in a statement.

Israel's ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called for the Secretary General of the U.N to renounce the report.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted that the report should not be read "without anti nausea pills".

"The report as it stands does not reflect the views of the secretary-general (Antonio Guterres)", said Dujarric, adding that the report itself notes that it reflects the views of the authors.

Falk, a former United Nations special rapporteur to the Palestinian territories, is known for harsh and often outlandish criticisms of both America and Israel, particularly on matters of Islamist terrorism. "That it was drafted by Richard Falk, a man who has repeatedly made biased and deeply offensive comments about Israel and espoused ridiculous conspiracy theories, including about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is equally unsurprising".

Nahshon also noted that the report had not been endorsed by the United Nations secretary-general.

Report also claims that the fragmentation of the Palestinian people was the main strategy through which Israel imposes apartheid.



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