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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Anti-Semitic supporter of Iran concerned about terrorist on hunger strike

Richard Falk, who once lauded Ayatollah Khomeni's human rights record, and who published an anti-Semitic cartoon on his web site, is concerned over an Islamic Jihad terrorist who has been on a hunger strike for more than 60 days in an Israeli jail. The only reason the rantings of this raving lunatic are news is that he happens to occupy the position of 'United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.'
“I call on the international community, especially States with close relations with Israel, to urge the Israeli Government to fulfil its responsibilities under international law, most urgently with regard to Mr. Adnan,” the human rights expert said. Mr. Adnan, whose life is reportedly in jeopardy, has maintained a hunger strike for 60 days in response to the humiliating circumstances of his imprisonment without charges by the Government of Israel.

“In view of the emergency of his situation, the Government of Israel must take immediate and effective action to safeguard Mr. Adnan’s life, while upholding his rights,” stressed the Special Rapporteur, who is currently undertaking a fact-finding mission to the region.

Mr. Falk also called on the Government of Israel to respect its legal obligations pertaining to the several thousand Palestinians it has imprisoned. “The improper treatment of thousands of Palestinian prisoners by the Government of Israel should be of great concern to the international community, and it is a problem that I am paying close attention to in the context of my ongoing visit to the region.”
Falk doesn't mention that his visit to the region will not include Israel. The Israeli government declared him persona non grata in 2008.

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