U.N. report says Israeli settlements violate rights of Palestinians
A Palestinian man points toward a home demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Arab East Jerusalem on January 15.
January 31st, 2013
11:28 AM ET

U.N. report says Israeli settlements violate rights of Palestinians

Israeli settlements have taken a "heavy toll" on the rights and sovereignty of Palestinians, a U.N. report said Thursday.

The U.N. Human Rights Council report ticked off a range of rights it says have been consistently violated in the West Bank and East Jerusalem during what it calls "creeping annexation" by Israel.

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  1. the prophet

    Zionist was and Is a terrorist organization

    January 31, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Very Sad that Cnn has let the "jackers" remain while the regulars have drifted away more and more each day.
    Obviously not me @ 9:20

    January 31, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Live4Him! How ya doing, babe?
      I left another message for you on the other blog, but it's on the next page; it turned and I wasn't able to get back to the thread.
      Cheers!

      January 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    Go wash dishes

    January 31, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Babe? lol. I'm fine. And at the present time I seem to be drawing closer; it is each and every day that I personally must draw near. Like exercising Physically one must exercise your faith to finish the race. Make sense? I haven't been on any other blog, but I'll go look. Nite

    January 31, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Have a nice evening, Chick-a-dee.

      January 31, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Big Shiz

    I support human life(no matter what religion you believe in or where you come from). You are a bigot and represent what's wrong with this country.

    February 1, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO

    Once again I must remind everyone:

    DO NOT CONFUSE UNHRC OR ITS FAILED PREDECESSOR UNHCR) WITH THE UN IN GENERAL.

    The UN has tried in vain since its formation to have some committee of nations as a global human rights watchdog. It keeps failing because they insist on having a broad spectrum of nations in its membership. Unfortunately, most of the UNHRC members are among the worst human rights offenders. Past and current committee members include Syria, Libya, Iran, China, Russia, Cuba. They concentrate disproportionately on Israel and have completely ignored Rwanda, North Korea, Sudan, and of course member states.

    Israel should wear this condemnation as a badge of honour. Well done, Israel for once again angering despots.

    February 1, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      There is nothing to be proud about when it is reported that your country (government, military, administration, etc.) is violating someone else's rights.This being said, however, it's NOT up to Israel to decide if and when the occupation will end and the settlements will be removed. It's up to the Palestinians...If and when the Palestinians will produce a leadership ABLE AND WILLING to stop violence, recognize Israel and NEGOTIATE a peace agreement Israel will gladly agree. The resulting peace agreement will define (among other things) the exact borders of the peaceful Palestinian state alongside Israel and not a single settlement or even a single Jew will be found within these borders.

      February 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    I just rechecked the list. Current members also include Nigeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Mexico, and many others.

    Among former members, who will no doubt return for another stint in the near future are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, India, Egypt.

    Anyone still think they are credible?

    February 1, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. the prophet

    Americans know very little about
    middle eastern customs and traditions much less their political aspirations. Americans Disney fairy tells culture, and colonialism is just invasive in these Nations.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet

    The UN is nothing more then a front for America and devious plans around the world

    February 1, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Thinker23

    Zionism is about the Jewish people LIVING IN PEACE with their neighbors, "Mary" (of Muhammad?)

    February 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
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