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Occupation, discrimination driving Israel-Palestine conflict, recurring violence

New York: Ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, and discrimination against Palestinians, is essential to stopping the decades-long conflict between the two sides, a new UN independent human rights body said on Tuesday.

Rights experts call for action to address rising violence in Israel and occupied Palestinian territory

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday called for a probe into Israel’s response to the escalating violence surrounding the Al Asqa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

45 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers

Gaza: Forty-five Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank since Friday morning, the Red Crescent said.

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territory is ‘apartheid’: UN rights expert

New York: Calling on the international community to accept and adopt the recent findings in his report, an independent human rights expert said on Friday that “apartheid is being practiced by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory”.

UNRWA condemns demolition of Palestinian home in East Jerusalem

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day. 

Palestine-Israel: UN envoy highlights urgent need for reform

New York: Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Bachelet describes ‘disastrous’ human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory

New Yok: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday that the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has become “disastrous”, with severe infringements occurring effecting some four million people. 

Israel-Palestine: Risk of 'deadly escalation' in violence, without decisive action

New York: With violence continuing daily throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process urged the Security Council on Tuesday to adopt a more coordinated approach to the region. 

Violations of Palestinian rights puts two-State solution at risk UN chief warns

New York: The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday.

‘Dire’ economic and fiscal situation in Palestine requires integrated response

New York:  A piecemeal approach to the current political, economic and security challenges in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) only risks perpetuating a continuing crisis, according to a new UN report published on Thursday.

Israeli military deauthorization of Palestine NGOs, 'deepens concern' of UN agencies

New York: UN Agencies and the Association International Development Agencies (AIDA) said on Tuesday they were standing firmly behind civil society organisations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, following an Israely military decision to de-authorize six NGOs.

UN experts condemn Israel’s designation of Palestine rights defenders as terrorist organisations

New York: Independent UN human rights experts on Monday strongly condemned the decision by the Israeli Minister of Defence to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as terrorist organisations.

Top UN envoy 'encouraged’ by recent engagement of Israeli and Palestinian officials

New York: The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Wednesday that he was “encouraged” by the recent engagement of senior Israeli and Palestinian officials.

New Government will earn confidence of Lebanese people and international community, President tells UN

New York: After a month-long political crisis, Lebanon has embarked on a new phase that will “hopefully mark a promising step on the path of recovery”, the country’s President old the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday.

With region ‘at a crossroads’, Palestinian President calls on UN’s Guterres to convene international peace conference

New York: The President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called on the UN Secretary-General to convene an international peace conference and said that to ensure that this initiative is not open-ended, Israel must withdraw from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem within one year.