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The UN is only 'deeply concerned' about protecting Israel

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So "deeply concerned" is the UN at the Israeli raid of the offices of Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), that the belated official statement by the special rapporteurs suggests that Israel – a colonial, military occupation and apartheid regime – should instead be protecting the organisation and its work. DCIP is, of course, one of the NGOs which expose Israel's human rights violations. Outlining the obligations of an occupying power, as the UN has done, thus serves no purpose other than to highlight the UN's refusal to act against Israel, because there is not the slightest chance that the Israeli government will take up the international organisation's recommendations.

"An occupying power with a true commitment to human rights would protect and encourage the work of human rights defenders, and not ostracise, harass or silence them," said the UN officials.

DCIP's work on the persecution of children by the Israeli state and its illegal settlers, exposes recurring patterns which the UN knows full well are part of an entrenched system put........

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