Wednesday June 08, 2022

VIDEO: Israel has no intention of ending the occupation of Palestinian territories, says UN report

VIDEO: Israel has no intention of ending the occupation of Palestinian territories, says UN report

A Palestinian flag flies as the ruins of houses, which were destroyed by Israeli air strikes. Reuters

Investigators commissioned by the UN’s top human rights body say tensions between Palestinians and Israelis are underpinned by Israel's "perpetual occupation” of Palestinian areas with no apparent intention of ending it.

The findings came on Tuesday in the first report by a Commission of Inquiry, headed by a three-person team of human rights experts.

It was set up last year by the UN-backed Human Rights Council following an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

The UN human rights office says the war killed at least 261 people — including 67 children — in Gaza, and 14 people, including two children, in Israel.