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UN Director General resigns over ‘text-book case of genocide’and ‘wholesale slaughter’ in Gaza

The Director General of the New York office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human rights has resigned over the “text-book case of genocide,” unfolding in Gaza. 

In a letter dated 28 October, Craig Mokhiber, states that he is writing “at a moment of great anguish,” as the world sees “a genocide unfolding before our eyes.” The general also said that the organisation appears “powerless to stop it.” 

“The current wholesale slaughter of the Palestinian people, rooted in ethno-nationalist settler colonial ideology, in continuation of decades of their systematic persecution and purging, based entirely upon their status as Arabs, and coupled with explicitly statements of intent by leaders in the Israeli government and military, leaves no room for doubt or debate,” the statement read.