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Palestinians are victim of Israeli discrimination: Falk
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United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk stating that the Palestinians are the victim of Israeli discrimination and violations.

"In Palestine, we can talk about Apartheid because the Palestinian population is isolated and subjected to an arbitrary policy within their own country," Falk said.

He stressed the importance of  the role of Palestinian civil society in building the future of Palestine and defending their human rights and the daily suffering, pointing out that the future of Palestine depends on peaceful resistance.

Regarding the refusal of the occupation authorities to renew the temporary international presence in Hebron, Falk said: "The United Nations opposes the Israeli government's decision not to renew the mandate of international observers in Hebron."

He noted that this matter is discussed with Israeli authorities, but for internal Israeli reasons and the renewed support from the United States, it has been firmed in its position. "