UN High Commissioner press conference - End of mission to Egypt and Jordan
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk - Press conference at end of his mission to Egypt and Jordan

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that Israel must take immediate measures to protect Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. More violence has erupted in the territory since the Israeli-Hamas war began last month.

"I 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," Turk told reporters in Amman, capital of Jordan.

"It is Israel's duty to ensure that all incidents of violence are promptly and effectively investigated, and that victims are provided with effective remedies."

"Continued widespread impunity for such violations is unacceptable, dangerous, and it is in clear violation of Israel's obligation under international human rights law."


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