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Israel-Palestine: ‘Meaningful initiatives’ needed soon, to reverse current course

New York: The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Wednesday, that since the adoption in December 2016 of resolution 2334, which demands Israel stop building new settlements on Palestinian land, there’s been “little progress” implementing it.

Palestine calls for full UN membership and a plan to end the occupation

New York: President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his appeal for the State of Palestine to become a full-fledged member of the UN, and warned of waning peace prospects with Israel, in his speech to the General Assembly on Friday.

Visa refusal for UN human rights staff in Palestine part of wider ‘worrying trend’: Bachelet

New York: UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has deplored Israel’s refusal to grant visas for her staff in the occupied Palestinian territory, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

Israeli suppression of Palestinian rights organizations ‘illegal and unacceptable’

New York: Twenty-four UN-appointed independent human rights experts condemned on Wednesday, Israel’s escalating attacks against Palestinian civil society in the occupied West Bank, describing it as “illegal and unacceptable”.

Fresh Israel-Palestinian Islamic Jihad truce prevents ‘full-scale war’

New York: After three days of deadly fighting, the Security Council held an emergency meeting on Monday to assess a fragile truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza.

Israel-Palestine: Reversing ‘negative trends’ essential, Security Council hears

New York: While specific developments within the wider context of the conflict involving Israel and Palestine fluctuate, “the structural reality has not changed,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) informed the Security Council on Tuesday.

Middle East: Mounting violence leaving ‘scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties’

New York: “High level” violence has resulted in “scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties”, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Monday.

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.