In a new position paper B’Tselem concluded Israel was not a democracy and its actions met the bar of apartheid after considering “the accumulation of policies and laws that Israel devised to entrench its control over Palestinians”…
B’Tselem found that across the entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, the Israeli regime “implements laws, practices and state violence designed to cement the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians”.
@AdalahEnglish, a Palestinian-run legal centre in Israel, backed B’Tselem’s statements. Its general director Dr. Hassan Jabareen, told The Independent “Israel has now changed the rules of the game, and we have no choice but to use the A-word.
This is apartheid.’The Israeli authorities vehemently dismissed the “false claims in the so-called report” saying it is “not based on reality but on a distorted ideological view.”

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