Arab Human Rights Committee addresses Israeli violations in occupied Palestinian territories

Sami Hegazi
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Arab Human Rights

The Arab Permanent Committee on Human Rights discussed, on Tuesday, ways to address Israeli violations and racist practices in the occupied Palestinian territories.

It also discussed ways to address the dilemma of Arab prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons and the bodies of Palestinian and Arab martyrs in custody, according to Dr Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Social Affairs Sector.

The meeting aimed to discuss the modernisation of the Arab plan for Human Rights Education, and the regional plan to promote the culture of human rights.

Chairperson of the Committee Osama Al-Thuwaikh said, “The meeting follows up on urgent matters, especially the current developments in the Palestinian issue over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the increasing pressures on the health system, as well as occupying authority’s (Israel) need to deliver aid and provide needed health services.”

He demanded that Arab countries should work together to confront these violations and racist acts practiced by the occupying power in Palestine.

Al-Thuwaikh expressed his aspiration for more projects of interest to the peoples of the Arab world aimed at ensuring and promoting the culture of human rights.

The recommendations issued by the Permanent Arab Committee for Human Rights in its special session will be submitted to the next session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, which will take place on 3 March, to consider its approval.

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