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UN: Israel must tear down West Bank barrier

Associated Press 8 July 2009 Israel must tear down its West Bank separation barrier, a senior U.N. official said Wednesday, marking five years since the International Court of Justice declared the barrier illegal and a violation of Palestinian rights. The ...

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Israeli to UN: Palestinian detainees kept in ditches

Daniel Edelson | YNet News 7 July 2009 A member of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) testified in Geneva on Tuesday before a United Nations investigation team looking into the Israeli offensive in Gaza about half a ...

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UN assesses trauma of Gaza conflict

Al Jazeera 29 June 2009 A UN human rights mission on the Gaza conflict is hearing from a range of experts on the social and the psychological effect of Israel’s 22-day war on Gaza. On the second of the two-day ...

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Aid agencies denounce Gaza blockade

Ma’an News 17 June 2009 A group of 38 United Nations and non-governmental organizations issued a denunciation of Israel’s ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip. The groups, which include UNRWA, the United Nations Development Fund for Women and Oxfam International, ...

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UN’s Gaza war crimes investigation faces obstacles

YNet News 9 June 2009 After interviewing dozens of war victims and poring through the files of human rights groups, a veteran UN war crimes investigator acknowledged that his probe into possible crimes by Israel and Hamas is unlikely to ...

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