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UN warns of widespread human rights abuses in occupied Palestinian territory

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UN warns of widespread human rights abuses in occupied Palestinian territory

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The United Nations has warned that human rights violations are widespread in occupied Palestinian territory.

Speaking at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said, “Settler violence continues to be perpetrated with impunity”.

Pillay said Israeli soldiers in the West Bank have been using excessive force. She also highlighted abuses by the Palestinians including poor treatment of detainees.