Archive for October 13th, 2011


UN Urges Israel ‘To Prevent Settler Attacks against Palestinian Villages’

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations human rights office called on Israel to stop attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, citing a spike in violence in recent weeks resulting in serious physical injury, property loss and damage

Palestinian children playing in Khallet Zakariya beside the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut – Credit:UN

More needs to be done to effectively prevent attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and, when they do occur, they should be properly investigated by the Israeli authorities,” the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville told a news conference in Geneva on 11 Oct.,

Colville urged “the Israeli government to fulfil its obligation under international human rights and humanitarian law.”

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