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May 19, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 19/05/2012 – 05:10 PM ]

GENEVA (PIC) — The Assistant UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Catherine Bragg, expressed her deep concern about the plight of the Palestinians under occupation, including those rendered homeless after demolition of their homes.

She called for ending the policies and the laws that deprive the Palestinians of their right to support themselves.

Bragg stated, in a press release after her three-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, «I am extremely concerned about the humanitarian impact of demolitions and displacement on Palestinian families”, and added: “Such actions cause great human suffering, run contrary to international law and must be brought to a halt.”

Bragg visited several Palestinian communities and witnessed first-hand the situation on the ground and the humanitarian impact of the occupation on freedom of movement and access to basic social services.

After her visit to a primary school under demolition order in…

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