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United Nations Official Accuses Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

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Richard Falk, the special rapporteur for the Palestinian territories with the U.N. Human Rights Council. Photo: U.N. Watch.

Ynet – A UN human rights investigator accused Israel on Friday of “ethnic cleansing” in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that the Israeli government could accept a Palestinian state in the current climate.

He spoke against a backdrop of deadlocked peace talks and accelerating Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem which Palestinians say is dimming their hope of establishing a viable state on contiguous territory.

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