UN / PALESTINE HUMAN RIGHTS

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, said he was “deeply disappointed” that the government of Israel has not yet allowed him to visit Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). He said there was a "fundamental and urgent need to improve respect for the human rights of Palestinians.” UNIFEED UNTV

 

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DATELINE: 29 OCTOBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

29 OCTOBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Makarim Wibisono, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967:
“I am deeply disappointed that the government of Israel is yet to allow me access to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. But I will continue to seek both dialogue and unhindered access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory. I am committed to objectively and impartially reporting on the human rights situation in the OPT. My message to Israel is to let me go.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Makarim Wibisono, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967:
“I met with some of the victims and witnesses to events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. I was touched by their story and impressed with the fundamental and urgent need to improve respect for the human rights of Palestinians.”
7. Med shot, journalists
SOUNDBITE (English) Makarim Wibisono, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967:
“Tens of thousands of children continue to live with injuries and psychological trauma of having witnessed horrific killings of family members, friends, and neighbours before their own eyes. I met Mana, a fourteen-year-old girl from Beit Hanoun being treated at a Hospital in Amman. She lost both her legs and suffered from shrapnel wounds and internal injuries sustained when an Israeli strike hit and UNRWA school. Mana also lost her mother and two brothers in the same attack.”
8. Med shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Makarim Wibisono, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967:
“There is a problem of supply of food, supply of medicine, supply of all related to life. With this kind of blockade or no crossing to Gaza, if we do nothing it is a matter of time that all people in Gaza will be, you know, no longer live because of this problem of scarcity of food and others.”
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STORYLINE:

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories today (29 Oct) said he was “deeply disappointed” that the government of Israel has not yet allowed him to visit Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

Makarim Wibisono, whose official title is Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967, said he “will continue to seek both dialogue and unhindered access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory” and is “committed to objectively and impartially reporting on the human rights situation in the OPT.”

Speaking to reports in New York

He said “my message to Israel is to let me go.”

Speaking to reporters in New York before presenting his report to the General Assembly’s Third Committee, Wibisono said he had met with some of the victims and witnesses to events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

He said he was “touched by their story and impressed with the fundamental and urgent need to improve respect for the human rights of Palestinians.”

The Special Rapporteur said “tens of thousands of children continue to live with injuries and psychological trauma of having witnessed horrific killings of family members, friends, and neighbours before their own eyes.”

He told the story of Mana, “a fourteen-year-old girl from Beit Hanoun being treated at a Hospital in Amman” who “lost both her legs and suffered from shrapnel wounds and internal injuries sustained when an Israeli strike hit and UNRWA school. Mana also lost her mother and two brothers in the same attack.”

Wibisono pointed out that because of the blockade of Gaza “there is a problem of supply of food, supply of medicine, supply of all related to life” and said “if we do nothing it is a matter of time that all people in Gaza will be, you know, no longer live because of this problem of scarcity of food and others.”

The violence during the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, including more than 500 children, and more than 70 Israelis.

Special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.
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