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Harvard Law School recognizes Israel as apartheid regime

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Harvard Law School’s Langdell Hall located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

The US-based Harvard Law School has recognized Israel as an apartheid regime.

In a recent report to the United Nations, the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School joined the international community by recognizing the apartheid character of the Israeli regime.

The report to the UN Independent Commission investigating Israeli crimes and roots of the conflict in Palestine outlines the discriminatory laws and regulations practiced by the Tel Aviv regime in the occupied West Bank, which systematically discriminated against Palestinians and suppressed their civil and political rights.

The 22-page joint report titled Apartheid in the Occupied West Bank: A Legal Analysis of Israel’s Actions, which was produced in collaboration with the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, found that the Israel regime's practices in the occupied West Bank amounted to criminal activities which were in breach of the prohibition of apartheid.

 

The report dated Feb.28, 2022, focuses on the legal regime enforced by Israel against Palestinians specifically in the occupied West Bank, "finds that Israel’s actions in the occupied West Bank are in breach of the prohibition of apartheid and amount to the crime of apartheid under international law."

This report states that the Tel Aviv regime denies Palestinians their civil and political rights in violation of international law.

In addition to Harvard, other academia, Palestinians, and international human rights groups, civil rights advocates, as well as a large portion of the international community, have been condemning the apartheid nature of the Israeli regime for decades.

Groups were calling on world leaders and organizations to take action against Tel Aviv for its blatant crimes, impunity, and arrogance in dealing with Palestinians and the international institutions defending their inalienable human rights.

Eventually, in May 2021 the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel was established by the Human Rights Council, mandated to investigate Israeli crimes, "violations and abuses” in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In addition, the UN Commission is to investigate “underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of conflict, including systematic discrimination and repression based on national, ethnic, racial or religious identity” in the occupied lands.


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