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'Apartheid' claim, Israel and the verdict of international law

By Leonie Fleischmann, Lecturer in International Politics, City, University of London
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Discrimination against Palestinians by Israeli laws and policies amount to the crime of apartheid, according to a recent report from Human Rights Watch. The 213-page report, released on April 27, accuses Israel of operating a system of apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It concludes that “in certain areas … they amount to the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution”.

This is not the first time the term “apartheid” has…

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