UN Chief blasts Israel, says its denial of Palestinian rights ‘madness’


Wednesday September 21, 2016
New York: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon blasted Israel on Tuesday and described its denial of Palestinian rights as “madness”, Anadolu Agency reported.

“This is madness. Replacing a two-state solution with a one-state construct would spell doom: denying Palestinians their freedom and rightful future, and pushing Israel further from its vision of a Jewish democracy towards greater global isolation,” he said.

Ban noted that the prospects for a two-state solution are “being lowered by the day.” All the while, the occupation grinds into its 50th year.

“It pains me that this past decade has been 10 years lost to peace,” he said. “Ten years lost to illegal settlement expansion. Ten years lost to intra-Palestinian divide, growing polarization, and hopelessness.


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