In this UN report, the special rapporteur outlines a number of human rights concerns, in particular regarding the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, in the context of the settler-colonial features of the prolonged Israeli occupation.
Three generations of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory have grown up under Israeli occupation. About 40 per cent of them are refugees expelled by Israel since 1948 (including their descendants) who fled the violence that accompanied the creation of the State of Israel.
The Right To Self-Determination and the Palestinian people
A reality check: No Self-Determination
In this report the Special Rapporteur raised some very good questions that the International community must address: On what basis does Israel continue to seize Palestinian land to build colonies in the West Bank, exploiting water and energy that belong to the Palestinians? On what basis does Israel destroy the essential civilian infrastructure of the occupied population?