The international community must adopt the Palestinian narrative

Since 2021, criticism of Israel has focused heavily on its apartheid system and practices. The gradual awareness within the international community, since B'Tselem's declaration, which was followed by that of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, as well as other institutions, validated the Palestinian people's earlier assertions of apartheid. Unfortunately, little recognition was given to Palestinians for raising awareness on their predicament before the more prominent non-governmental and human rights organisations brought Israeli apartheid to mainstream attention. Amnesty International's report came under harsh criticism from Palestinians when it tweeted a clarification that the organisation "has taken no position on the occupation itself," opting to focus on "the Israeli government's obligations, as the occupying power, under international law".  As Palestinians rightly … Continue reading The international community must adopt the Palestinian narrative