Thursday, October 18, 2007

"UN rapporteur on target:
"Human rights of Palestinians must be addressed"

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

JURIST (University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Pennsylvania)

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Jessica Montell [Executive Director, B'Tselem: The
Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories]:

"Much of Professor Dugard's report simply reiterates what B'Tselem has documented extensively over the past several years: in many spheres the human rights situation for Palestinians in the
Occupied Territories has deteriorated.

"This is patently clear in the Gaza Strip, where 1.5 million people are trapped in a virtual prison, in crushing poverty and no possibility of development, given the siege imposed by Israel. It is also clear in the West Bank, where Palestinian movement has also become a privilege rather than a basic right, and two parallel and discriminatory legal systems govern Palestinians and settlers living side by side."