In March 2022, Michael Lynk, a Canadian law professor appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council, said that the situation met the legal definition of apartheid, the first time that a U.N.-appointed rapporteur has made the accusation so unequivocally. He said the two-tier legal system Israel enforces “enshrined a system of domination by Israelis over Palestinians that could no longer be explained as the unintended consequence of a temporary occupation.

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