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Israel accused of apartheid by Human Rights Watch

April 27, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli government of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians in a new report Tuesday, eliciting an angry response from Israeli officials.

Jerusalem (CNN)Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli government of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians in a new report Tuesday, eliciting an angry response from Israeli officials.

HRW said the report was intended to compare Israeli law and government policy against legal standards governing the crimes of apartheid and persecution.

The release of the report comes three months after a similar publication by Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, which also accused Israel of becoming an "apartheid regime" arguing that the traditional view of Israel as a democracy living side-by-side with a temporary Israeli occupation in the territories "imposed on some five million Palestinian subjects . . .

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