Israel must protect Palestinians in the West Bank — UN rights chief

November 10, 2023 - 3:28 PM
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People check the damage after Israeli forces demolished houses of two Palestinian assailants in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 10, 2023. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that Israel must take immediate measures to protect Palestinians in the West Bank as they find themselves targeted by more violence since the conflict with Hamas erupted last month.

“I also appeal, as a matter of urgency, for Israeli authorities to take immediate measures, to take steps to ensure the protection of Palestinians in the West Bank, who are being on a daily basis subjected to violence from Israeli forces and settlers, ill treatment, arrests, evictions, intimidation and humiliation,” Volker Turk told reporters in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

— Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi in Amman and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber in Geneva; Editing by Linda Pasquini