‘The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has announced an upcoming report attempting to estimate the financial impact of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, looking at the example of slavery in the US.

The Lebanese-based United Nations body will soon publish a report that will evaluate “the cost of the Israeli occupation” over the Palestinian territories, looking at examples from apartheid in South Africa and slavery in America, the Times of Israel reported.

The new report could be published in June to mark the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, when Arab East Jerusalem was annexed under Israeli control in 1967. Israel also gained control of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights.’

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