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Inner City Press Asks Palestine’s Mansour of International Protection Force, He Says Israel Violating Fourth Geneva Convention, Cites…

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Inner City Press Asks Palestine’s Mansour of International Protection Force, He Says Israel Violating Fourth Geneva Convention, Cites…

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21 October 2015
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By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, October 21 — When the State of Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the UN Riyad Mansour came to the Security Council stakeout on October 21, it was to denounce the exhibit Israel’s new Permanent Representative Danny Danon had displayed on an tripod easel outside the Security Council five days earlier on October 16. Inner City Press asked Mansour for a progress report on his proposal for an international protection presence and Mansour gave two answers.

First, he said, Israel has abrogated its duties under the Fourth Geneva Convention to itself offer protection in the Occupied Territories, quite the contrary. Second, Mansour said, there is the Responsibility to Protect. Video here.


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