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US on Amnesty’s report: We reject view that Israel’s actions constitute apartheid

Washington (The Inside Palestine)- The United States rejects the view “alleged” in a recent Amnesty International report that “Israel” maintains an apartheid state for Palestinians, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said Tuesday.

“We have our own rigorous standards and processes for making determinations on potential human rights abuses, for documenting what we see take place around the world, including on an annual basis in the human rights report. What I will say, however, is that we reject the view that Israel’s actions constitute apartheid,” Price said during a press briefing.

The report, released Tuesday, presents a detailed investigation into how “Israel” maintains a system of apartheid against Palestinians, describing the theft of Palestinian land, unlawful murder, restriction of mobility, and other elements that makeup apartheid.

Furthermore, Price said the US had an enduring partnership with “Israel” and that the US supports governmental efforts, the Palestinian Authority, and activists in ensuring accountability for human rights violations.

These statements, a reflection of Washington’s grotesque denial, come after the Israeli occupational forces arrested dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank and Al-Quds.

“Israel” calls on Amnesty not to release a report documenting crimes

“Israel” attacked Amnesty International’s report on Tuesday and demanded that it be withdrawn.

The organization described the report as an “official landmark”, adding that it contained “new research and analysis detailing violations by Israel against the Palestinian people.”

It pointed out that the report documented the extensive confiscation of Palestinian land and property, unlawful killings, forced displacement, strict restrictions on movement, stressing that all these violations were components of an apartheid regime that amounts to “a crime against humanity under international law.”

On Monday, “Israel” requested that Amnesty International not publish an impending study accusing it of apartheid, claiming that the London-based international human rights organization’s conclusions were “false, biased, and antisemitic.”

Israeli FM Yair Lapid called Amnesty a “radical organization that echoes propaganda” and accused it of citing “lies” spread by what the occupation called “terrorist organizations.” The Israeli FM claimed the organizations’ accusations were also “antisemitic.”

Source: Almayadeen

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