Amnesty accuses Israel of apartheid over treatment of Palestinians, prompting angry response

Amnesty International has become the latest human rights organization to accuse Israel of apartheid for its treatment of Palestinians, prompting an angry response from Israel, which has denounced the report as anti-Semitic.

Agnès Callamard, secretary general of Amnesty International, told CNN’s Becky Anderson on Tuesday that “we call it apartheid because it is apartheid under international law.”

“What we have found is a system, a system of laws, policies, practices, intricate bureaucratic bureaucratized, that are there in order to ensure control and domination of the Palestinian people,” Callamard said.

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Zachary Weaver

I am blessed with a funny gene that makes me enjoy life to the fullest. I love to travel, eat and jog. I write interesting topics in middle east and beyond