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Palestine and the Israeli Occupation


Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid

This report concludes that Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates
the Palestinian people as a whole. Aware of the seriousness of this allegation, the
authors of the report conclude that available evidence establishes beyond a
reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the
crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of international law.
The analysis in this report rests on the same body of international human rights law
and principles that reject anti-Semitism and other racially discriminatory ideologies,
including: the Charter of the United Nations (1945), the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights (1948), and the International Convention on the Elimination of All
Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965). The report relies for its definition of apartheid
primarily on article II of the International Convention on the Suppression and
Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid (1973, hereinafter the Apartheid Convention.

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