Annan warns Israel against "collective punishment"

United Nations, July 20: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned Israel that destroying Palestinian homes and deporting relatives of suicide bombers amounted to collective punishment of the Palestinian people.

United Nations, July 20: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned Israel that destroying Palestinian homes and deporting relatives of suicide bombers amounted to collective punishment of the Palestinian people.

While Annan "has repeatedly condemned suicide bombings and upheld Israel's right to defend itself, the secretary-general wishes to make clear that self defence cannot justify measures that amount to collective punishments," spokeswoman Hua Jiang said.
"The secretary-general is disturbed by reports that the Israeli government has again destroyed the homes of Palestinians in the West Bank and are considering the forcible transfer of relatives of suicide bombers from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip," Jiang said in a statement.
Bureau Report

Zee News App: Read latest news of India and world, bollywood news, business updates, cricket scores, etc. Download the Zee news app now to keep up with daily breaking news and live news event coverage.
Tags: