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Will Israel be held accountable for ‘apartheid’ policies?

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of committing apartheid to ‘dominate’ Palestinians in occupied territories.

The term “apartheid” was first used in South Africa to describe the systematic separation and oppression of people based on their race.

Human Rights Watch says that’s exactly what’s happening in Israel.

It accuses the government of enforcing policies to maintain its dominance over Palestinians.

Israel has dismissed similar accusations before, and is calling the latest report a piece of propaganda.

But Palestinians say it’s a solid account of the atrocities they face.

So, can anything be done to hold Israeli leaders accountable?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Raji Sourani – Director, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Anne Herzberg – Legal advisor to NGO Monitor, which analyses the output of international NGOs from a pro-Israel perspective

William Schabas – Former chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict