Last week, the UN Security Council held a special session devoted to discussing Israel’s illegal colonies. At the end of the session, the Security Council, once again, condemned Israel’s colonies stating that they are creating a “one-state reality”.
As we approach the fiftieth year of Israel’s military rule and denial of Palestinian freedom, the only “special” aspects of this session was that the meeting was simply that — not an international indictment of Israel’s colonialism, of its land theft or of its deplorable denial of freedom, all of which it unabashedly justifies.
During this meeting, the UN Security Council heard testimony from two Israeli NGOs, who testified about the now nearly 700,000 Israeli colonists living among 2.3 million Palestinians. We heard about the nearly 60 per cent of West Bank land taken by Israel’s colonies and the absurd colonist consumption of water.