By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER, Associated Press Writer
GENEVA – An independent report commissioned by the United Nations compares Israel’s actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to apartheid in South Africa â€” charges that have drawn angry rebukes from Israel.
The report by John Dugard, independent investigator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the U.N. Human Rights Council, is to be presented next month. It has already been posted on the body’s Web site.
In the report, Dugard, a South African lawyer who campaigned against his country’s system of state-sanctioned racial segregation in the 1980s, says “Israel’s laws and practices in the (Palestinian territories) certainly resemble aspects of apartheid.”
The report catalogues a number of accusations against the Jewish state ranging from restrictions on Palestinian movement, house demolitions and preferential treatment given to Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
“Can it seriously be denied that the purpose of such action is to establish and maintain domination by one racial group â€” Jews â€” over another racial group â€” Palestinians â€” and systematically oppress them?” he wrote in the report.
* So its a ‘race’-war, is it, Dugard?
Well, what does Islamic Jihad mean then? Whay’s does ‘Fatah’ mean, or ‘Hamas, or Hezbollah?’ Last time I checked these organizations follow an ideology, and their skin color is not black or white. In fact many Israeli’s look just like Arabs and many Arabs look like Israeli’s.
Are you too dumb to tell racism from ideology, Dugard? Or are you just another Jew-hater?