U.N. rights investigator accuses Israel of "ethnic cleansing"

By Stephanie Nebehay | Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:19 PM
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GENEVA, March 21 (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights investigator accused Israel on Friday of "ethnic cleansing" in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that the Israeli government could accept a Palestinian state in the current climate.

He spoke against a backdrop of deadlocked peace talks and accelerating Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem which ...

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