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UN Official Quits over ‘Israeli’ Apartheid Report
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A UN official resigned after saying the UN had pressured her to withdraw a report accusing the Zionist entity of apartheid over its treatment of Palestinians.

UN Official Quits Over ‘Israeli' Apartheid Report

The report was published by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia [ESCWA], led by Under Secretary General Rima Khalaf.

Khalaf said it was the first to conclude ‘Israel' was a racist entity.

For his part, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres distanced himself from the report, saying it reflected its authors' views.

As of Friday, it was no longer visible on the ESCWA's website.

Speaking in the Lebanese capital Beirut, Khalaf, a Jordanian, said she had submitted her resignation to Guterres after he insisted on the report's withdrawal.

"We expected of course that ‘Israel' and its allies would put huge pressure on the secretary general of the UN so that he would disavow the report, and that they would ask him to withdraw it," she was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

For her part, Zionist Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely claimed that ‘Israel' and apartheid have nothing in common.

The ‘Israeli' occupation entity condemned the report. "The attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie," Zionist UN Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement.

Published on Wednesday by the Beirut-based ESCWA, the report itself said it had established on the "basis of scholarly inquiry and overwhelming evidence, that ‘Israel' is guilty of the crime of apartheid".

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

18-03-2017 | 09:25


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