UN official calls settlement construction “ethnic cleansing”

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    OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Richard Falk, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian occupied territories, warned that Israel’s settlement activities and the eviction of Palestinians from their homes are aimed at “ethnic cleansing”.

    Falk stated while speaking at the UN Human Rights Council that Israel took recent steps to irreversibly change the population components of East Jerusalem.

    The "continued pattern of settlement expansion in east Jerusalem combined with the forcible eviction of long-residing Palestinians are creating an intolerable situation,” he said, adding that the situation "can only be described in its cumulative impact as a form of ethnic cleansing.”

    Falk also accused the Israeli government of backing ”illegal settler attacks”, which he said suggests the use of ”institutionalized and systematic discrimination” against Palestinians.

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    Richie had a mushroom day, it seems.
     
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    UN official calls settlement construction “ethnic cleansing” ?????


    WHO GIVES A SHIT WHAT THE UN SAYS?????
     

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