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UN's Rima Khalaf quits over report accusing Israel of apartheid

A UN official has resigned after saying the UN had pressured her to withdraw a report accusing Israel of apartheid over its treatment of Palestinians. The report was published by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), led by Under Secretary General Rima Khalaf. She had said it was the first to conclude Israel was a racist state. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had distanced himself from the report, saying it reflected its authors' views.(BBC)

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