UN Expert: Israel Subjugating Palestinians’ Humanity

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A United Nations rights expert issued a blistering criticism of Israel’s policies Monday, saying that the regime is subjugating Palestinian people's humanity.

In a report, the UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, charged Israel with “the subjugation of [Palestinians’] humanity” and intensifying a crackdown on human rights campaigners.

Lynk made the remarks in a report presented to the UN rights council during the Geneva-based body’s mandated session on Israel, known as Agenda Item Seven, AFP reported on Tuesday.

Lynk’s scathing findings were issued days after UN official Rima Khalaf resigned over another report in which she called Israel an “apartheid” regime.

Khalaf, a Jordanian national, said she had resisted a request from UN chief Antonio Guterres to withdraw the report.

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