UN urges halt to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory

Please find attached information on the report of the International Fact finding Mission on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

The independent inquiry mandated by the United Nations has called on Israel to halt all settlement activity and to ensure accountability for the violations of the human rights of the Palestinians resulting from the settlements.

The report of the International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) states that a multitude of the human rights of the Palestinians are violated in various forms and ways due to the existence of the settlements.

The report, will be formally presented to the Council on 18 March.

The full report is available at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session19/Pages/IsraeliSettlementsInTheOPT.aspx

Best wishes
Suheir Gedeon
Counselor
The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

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