UN Human Rights Council cites concerns in Palestinian Territories

Restricted access to holy sites is one of several concerns cited in a UN Human Rights Council draft resolution. The October 2009 document:

  • Offers deep concern about Israeli restriction of access to Christian and Muslim holy sites;
  • Demands that Israel cease digging and excavating beneath the Al Aqsa Mosque compound;
  • Condemns human rights violations such as land confiscation, house demolitions and settlement and separation wall building;
  • Condemns the Israeli siege of Gaza, which constitutes collective punishment.

You can read the resolution here.

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