Armed groups increasingly use water as “weapon of war”

From Syria to Iraq and Gaza, water services are being deliberately attacked or used as leverage in negotiations, members of the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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“Cease and reverse” illegal Israeli settlements, UN urges

Israeli authorities should “cease and reverse” illegal settlement-building on occupied Palestinian land as prospects “dwindle” for a two-state solution to the conflict.

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UN rights office condemns executions carried out by Gaza authorities

The United Nations human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by authorities in Gaza today, despite serious and widespread concerns that international fair trial standards were not respected, and in spite of appeals by many local and international actors to halt the executions.