Monday November 29, 2021 marks the 43rd UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The best way to show real solidarity with Palestinians is to push for #UNinvestigateApartheid.
By Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) | BDS | Nov 26, 2021
Apartheid is… the severe deprivation of the oppressed group of fundamental human rights and freedoms, calculated to prevent its development.
Apartheid is a crime against humanity. States and international organizations, foremost the United Nations, have a legal obligation to give no recognition or assistance to an apartheid regime, and to act to bring it to an end. Individuals responsible for the crime are to face prosecution and punishment by domestic courts or the International Criminal Court.
Under international law, apartheid consists of inhuman acts committed by an institutionalized regime of racial domination and systematic oppression for the purpose of maintaining that regime. For decades, Israel has practiced apartheid against the Palestinian people.
Why the United Nations must investigate Israel’s apartheid:
Apartheid is the “deliberate imposition on a racial group of living conditions calculated to cause their physical destruction in whole or in part.
Israel’s indiscriminate and deliberate military attacks on Palestinian civilians, and its crippling siege of the occupied Gaza Strip, have been characterized as a prelude to genocide by UN human rights experts.