UN rights council demands halt to arms sales to Israel on AFP

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Geneva (AFP) – The UN Human Rights Council on Friday demanded a halt in all arms sales to Israel, highlighting warnings of “genocide” in its war in Gaza, which has killed more than 33,000 people. The resolution — which passed with 28 of the council’s 47 member states voting in favour, six opposed and 13 abstaining — marked the first time the United Nations top rights body has taken a position on the bloodiest-ever war to beset the besieged Palestinian territory.

…”We need you all to wake up and stop this genocide, a genocide televised around the world,” Palestinian ambassador Ibrahim Mohammad Khraishi told the council before the vote.

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UN experts say Israel should be held accountable for acts of ‘domicide’ by United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

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The international community must take action to stop systematic and deliberate housing demolition and sealing, arbitrary displacement and forced evictions of Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank, UN experts* said today.

… “The systematic demolition of Palestinian homes, erection of illegal Israeli settlements and systematic denial of building permits for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank amounts to “domicide”.

… “Direct attacks on the Palestinian people’s homes, schools, livelihoods and water sources are nothing but Israel’s attempts to curtail the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and to threaten their very existence,” the experts said.

… The experts have repeatedly raised concerns with the Government of Israel on these issues. No response has been received to date.

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Human Rights Council discusses human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied arab territories discussion at the United Nations Human Rights Council

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International-Lawyers.org said that the most fundamental human rights were being violated, and there was an extraordinary number of summary executions, as well as mass arbitrary imprisonment, including denial of food and water.  The repetition of those actions over a long period of time was evidence of the intention to commit the crime of genocide.  The Human Rights Council and Special Procedures were urged to investigate Israeli authorities to determine if those actions constituted the crime of genocide.

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