UN Expert: Israel’s Apartheid Wall Aims at Grabbing Palestinian Lands http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_09/157.html GAZA, September 25, 2004 (IPC + Arab48)-- United Nations human rights expert John Dugard believed that the Israeli Apartheid Wall being built on Palestinian lands and cutting deep through the West Bank, is intended at grabbing vast areas of Palestinian lands, not to prevent infiltration of Palestinian suicide bombers into Israeli territories, Arab48 website reported Saturday. *In a report submitted to the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Dugard, who is also UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, said that there is no clear-cut evidence that the Israeli wall could have been less effective if it was built along Israeli territories (Green Line), which is an acceptable borderline between Israel and Palestine, or even inside the Israeli territories.* Dugard's report, which has been asked by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights about the conditions of the occupied Palestinian territories, pointed out that the Israeli ‘security barrier’ (Apartheid Wall), has been created only to seize as much Palestinian lands as possible for the sake of illegal Israeli settlements. Dugard, a South-African law professor, made clear in the report that the Wall has also been intended at expanding the Israeli territories and placing the Palestinian population between the Wall and the Green Line, separating Palestinians from their lands and forcing them out of these territories. ---- August 2004: The Special Rapporteur for the United Nations on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, South African law professor John Dugard, has reported to the UN General Assembly that there is “an apartheid regime” in the territories “worse than the one that existed in South Africa.” As an example, Dugard pointed to the roads only open to the illegal Jewish settlers, from which Palestinians are banned.