Human Rights Watch (HRW), a well-respected nonprofit organization which investigates and documents abuse happening around the world, released this report in 2021 which evaluates Israel across three categories: crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, its illegal intent to maintain domination, its systematic oppression and institutional discrimination against Palestinians and others, and its inhuman acts and abuses against fundamental rights. By examining years of research on Israeli policies and practices towards Palestinians both in Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, HRW has concluded that the Israeli government is guilty of these crimes, namely of seeking maximal land with minimal Palestinians.
Topic: Human Rights Watch report: “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution”
Date of publication: April 27, 2021
Photo caption: A Palestinian boy runs near Israel’s separation barrier in the city of Qalqilya in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The barrier entirely encircles the city, which is home to more than 55,000 Palestinians. Copyright 2018 AFT/Getty Images.