Islamic Regret UN report withdrawal on Israel Apartheid
Riyadh, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) deeply regretted that the UN decided to withdraw a report which - objectively - accounted for the reality of Israeli-taken policies of occupation, oppression, settlements and apartheid against Palestine-born people.
In an institutional communiqué, OIC Secretary-General Yousef Al Othaimeen expressed his solidarity with Jordanian diplomat Rima Khalaf, who resigned as Deputy Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
Khalaf told a press conference in Beirut on last Friday that she had resigned as a result of lobbying by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to withdraw a report from the ESCWA website upsetting USA and its ally, Israel.
The aforementioned report denounced that the Zionist State imposed on the Palestinians an 'apartheid regime' in the territories occupied since 1967.
'The withdrawal of the UN report on Israeli apartheid practices to Palestine-born people is counterproductive and would divert the international community from reaching the conclusions of a substantive and professional document,' Al Othaimeen said.
She also praised what she described as a balanced and professional performance of Khalaf during her fulfillment as ESCWA assistant secretary general and head, an agency made up of 18 Arab states from North Africa and the Middle East.
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