Israel is an apartheid state; Discuss

Bitterlemons website has done just that, publishing four perspectives on the issue.

Here’s John Dugard, a professor of international law and previous special rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory:

BI:… Does the system in place in the occupied territories fit the UN definition of “apartheid”?… 

Dugard:… The apartheid convention does list a number of “inhuman acts” and quite a number of those inhuman acts are committed by the [Israel Defense Forces] in the Palestinian territory. There are unlawful killings–here one speaks of “targeted assassinations”. There is detention without trial and inhuman acts of the kind that are listed in the apartheid convention. And then the act must be committed with the intentional purpose of domination of one racial group over another. Here, too, I think that one can correctly say that the purpose of these inhuman acts is to maintain the domination of settlers in the Palestinian territory.

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