UN report highlights Palestinian needs by Ramona Wadi

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Priority issues that have contributed to humanitarian concerns include access restrictions, military operations and settler violence, followed by incursions, demolitions, planning restrictions and poverty. Essentially, the report can be viewed as an unfortunate affirmation of increasing hardships that is cleverly diverted away from the political issues. The depravity however, lies in the selective notions of illusory accountability and responsibility. Given the lack of legal enforcement, as well as Israel’s brand of impunity that has been endorsed at an international level, the report will most likely serve as a tool to heighten awareness and, in return, bolster Israel’s macabre deceit. For, according to UN predictability, a calculated form of slow extermination will not constitute genocide and hence, needs, dependency and deprivation will be assessed separately from the wider issue of colonial violence.

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