UN experts denounce Israeli occupation of Palestinian areas | app

GENEVA (AP) — Experts from the UN’s top human rights body on Thursday denounced Israel’s occupation of the territories the Palestinians seek for their future state, saying it was “unlawful under of international law” and more and more entrenched.

The experts, members of a special commission, also asked the International Court of Justice to give its opinion on the matter. Their statement came in a report to the United Nations General Assembly, which is due to discuss the report next week.

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