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    • Margie in Tel Aviv
    • 30.09.07 | 10:18 (IST)

    All HR resolutions focused primarily on Israeli actions and violations, and failed to consider, let alone condemn, abuses committed by armed groups in the OPT or by Hezbollah in Lebanon. Most posters here make general condemnations and it appears that they feel that anything said against Israel is legitimate just because it's Israel and therefore indefensible. The situation focusses on Israel without putting it into any sort of framework or perspective. It's easy to condemn when you have no background. Human Rights needs to address the problem of women's rights in the PT. Violence against women is a serious problem. Even where prosecutions are undertaken perpetrators benefit from outdated and lenient laws that provide a reduction in penalty to men who kill or attack female relatives committing adultery, relieve rapists who agree to marry their victims from any criminal prosecution, and allow only male relatives to file incest charges on behalf of minors.

    from the article: UN human rights chief: We failed in handling Israel-PA conflict
    First published 00:00 29.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.09.07
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