“I resigned because it is my duty not to conceal a clear crime, and I stand by all the conclusions of the report." - Rima Khalaf
A United Nations affiliate removed a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the internet following a request from the secretary-general of the international body.
Antonio Guterres asked the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, or EWCWA, to remove the report, which was published Wednesday and says it “establishes, on the basis of scholarly inquiry and overwhelming evidence, that Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid,” Reuters reported Friday.
Rima Khalaf, the commission’s chief, resigned because of Gutteres’ pressure to remove the report, according to Reuters.