Monday, 06 December 2021 12:12 GMT

UN calls on Israel to respect rights to freedom of association, expression


(MENAFN) The UN is worried about Israel declaring six Palestinian rights groups terror organizations.

“counter-terrorism legislation must not be used to constrain legitimate human rights and humanitarian work,” according to the UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory.

It further declared that "The designation decisions published by the National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing of Israel list extremely vague or irrelevant reasons, including entirely peaceful and legitimate activities such as the provision of legal aid and the ‘promotion of steps against Israel in the international arena.”

It also stated that "The UN Human Rights Office calls on Israel to fully respect the rights to freedom of association and expression, without any interference or harassment against the organizations or their staff."


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