“For greater than 55 years, the Israeli navy occupation has prevented the conclusion of the fitting to self-determination of the Palestinian folks, violating each part of this proper and intentionally pursuing the ‘de-Palestinianization’ of the occupied territory,” stated Francesca AlbaneseUnited Nations Particular Rapporteur on the scenario of human rights within the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, in her report on the UN Common Meeting.
The report asserts that the Israeli occupation violates Palestinian territorial sovereignty by seizing, annexing, fragmenting and transferring its civilian inhabitants to the occupied territory.
The occupation “additional endangers the cultural existence of the Palestinian folks”, stated the UN human rights workplace’s press launch summarizing the report, erasing or appropriating symbols expressing Palestinian id and violates the power of Palestinians to arrange, free from overseas domination and management, by suppressing Palestinian political exercise, advocacy and activism.
“That is, in essence, proof of the intent to colonize the occupied territory, and manifests Israel’s coverage of domination by way of the ‘strategic fragmentation’ of the occupied territory,” the knowledgeable stated.
The worldwide group’s political, humanitarian and financial strategy to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian battle has failed with out exception, the report notes.
“These approaches confuse root causes with signs and serve to normalize Israel’s unlawful occupation as an alternative of difficult it. That is immoral and frustrates the regulatory and remedial operate of worldwide legislation,” Albanese stated.
The report requires “a paradigm shift”, which includes shifting away from the narrative of “battle” between Israelis and Palestinians, and recognizing Israel’s “deliberately grasping, segregationist and repressive colonial occupation”.
Ms. Albanese urged the worldwide group to formally acknowledge and condemn the colonial nature of the Israeli occupation.
No negotiation on withdrawal
She additionally demanded a direct finish to the unlawful occupation and known as on Israel to withdraw its navy personnel and assist for Israeli civilians within the settlements.
She warned all states towards subjecting the Israeli withdrawal to negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
“Significant discussions on a political resolution for Palestine can solely start when the unlawful occupation is dismantled as soon as and for all,” the knowledgeable stated.
Particular rapporteurs, like Ms Albanese, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN human rights council at assessment and report on a selected human rights theme or nation scenario. The posts are honorary and the specialists usually are not remunerated for his or her work.