Following the deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv, the Security Cabinet decided to suspend 83,000 entry permits that were granted to Palestinians for the Ramadan holiday, a measure that is now being criticized by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Today (Friday), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein criticized one of Israel’s responses to the deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv- the suspension of 83,000 entry permits that were granted to Palestinians for the Ramadan holiday.
Al-Hussein condemned the terror attack but expressed his concerns regarding the suspension of the entry permits and said: “This step may amount to prohibited collective punishment and will only increase the sense of injustice and frustration felt by Palestinians.”
Just yesterday evening, US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said in a press conference: “We understand the Israeli government’s desire to protect its citizens after this kind of terrorist attack and we strongly support that right but we would hope that any measures it takes would also take into consideration the impact on Palestinian civilians who are just trying to go about their daily lives.”