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Amnesty International, joining other human rights groups, says Israel is ‘committing the crime of apartheid’

By Miriam Berger

01 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

Amnesty International accused Israel of "committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians" in a report released Tuesday, echoing a growing consensus among leading human rights groups and drawing a fierce rebuke from Israel's government, which lambasted the finding and called for its withdrawal after lobbying to block its release.

London-based Amnesty International said Israel's "system of oppression and domination against the Palestinian people," both in the occupied Palestinian territories and within its internationally recognized borders, fit the legal definition of apartheid and constituted "a crime against humanity."

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