Senior UN official slams Israel for its treatment of B’Tselem

NEW YORK – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967”, Michael Lynk, held a press conference on Friday condemning Israel for its treatment of the left wing NGO B’Tselem, saying it is “intimidating human rights defenders”.

At the conference, which was called to discuss “Israel breaching Palestine’s right to development”, Lynk discussed the recent participation of B’Tselem’s executive director Hagai El-Ad at an informal UN Security Council meeting on Israeli settlements held on October 14th.


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