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U.N. rights chief denounces Israel’s blockade on Gaza

Geneva (QNN) – The United Nation human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned about possible human rights violations in “Israel” in a speech m condemning “gross inequalities” across the world on Wednesday.

Ms. Bachelet said that Israel’s blockade of Gaza had left “more than 70 percent of people on humanitarian assistance, primarily food.”

Ms. Bachelet mentioned “the devastating impact” on Palestinians’ economic and social rights caused by the Israeli occupation’s policy toward Gaza.

Ms. Bachelet said that the 12-year blockade has had led to negative economic growth and environmental degradation.

“It could be said that the major product of Gaza’s economy is despair,” she said. “Imposing economic hardship on Palestinians does not make Israelis safer.”

Ms. Bachelet also expressed disappointment that Israel had dismissed a report released by UN investigators last week that said that “Israel” may have committed human rights violations against Palestinian civilian demonstrators during the last year at Gaza borders.

During her speech, Ms. Bachelet denounced human rights violations of international interests, including the Chinese authorities’ targeting of the Muslim communities of the Uighurs, and Saudi Arabia’s violations against detained women activists.

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