February 1, 2022
Cited article by Amnesty International
HRRC condemns the apartheid taking place against Palestinians by Israeli forces. We urge international governments and organizations to support the findings of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch in recognizing the acts of apartheid being committed, and to take action in stopping it.
A new report issued by Amnesty International finds that Israel is committing heinous acts against Palestinians, such as: large-scale seizures of Palestinian land and property; unlawful killings; forcible transfer; significant restrictions of movement; and denial of nationality and citizenship to Palestinians. Amnesty International explicitly states that they find Israel's actions to constitute the crime against humanity of apartheid, detailed in the Rome Statute and the Apartheid Convention.
This determination aligns with the findings of Human Rights Watch in April 2021. Amnesty International describes the crime of apartheid as "an institutionalized regime of oppression and domination by one racial group over another". These acts are actively being committed against Palestinians, which maintains a system of oppression and domination by deliberately denying Palestinians their basic rights and freedoms. To address the immediate concerns, Amnesty International recommends a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, as well as targeted sanctions by the UN Security Council.