An Arab delegation has met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to protest against the world body’s withdrawal of a report that condemned Israel’s acts against Palestinians.
The delegation included Palestinian, Omani and Iraqi ambassadors to the U-N. The Palestinian envoy said in the meeting that the delegation does not accept methods that are not in the culture of the United Nations.
Riyad Mansour added that bullying tactics and intimidation pushed the UN to retract the report. The report published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia accused Israel of establishing an apartheid regime and slammed its racial oppression of Palestinians.
The head of the body resigned in protest at the report’s withdrawal. Rima Khalaf’s resignation has drawn widespread condemnation.