All You Need To Know About Craig Mokhiber: The UN Lawyer Who Resigned In Solidarity With Gaza

Before stepping down from his position, Craig Mokhiber director of the UN Office for Human Rights in New York (OHCHR) denounced the United Nations for repeatedly failing to put an end to genocide in Gaza, while the USA and UK remain red-handed.

Mokhiber, 63 has been working for the United Nations since 1992, filling many prominent roles, and had previously worked and lived in Gaza during the eighties and nineties. Mokhiber wrote on October 28 his last letter to the UN High Commissioner in Geneva. In a deeply moving tone, he shares the utter disappointment due to the deliberate lack of support in Gaza. “I believe this situation closely resembles a grave humanitarian crisis”.

Mokhiber wrote that the United Nations has ‘failed’, citing what Israel is doing to the Palestinians in Gaza as a ‘genocide’. Saying that the US, UK, and much of Europe are “wholly complicit in this horrific assault.”

“Once again we are seeing a genocide unfolding before our eyes and the organization we serve appears powerless to stop it.” “The current wholesale slaughter of the Palestinian people, rooted in an ethno-nationalist colonial-settler ideology, in continuation of decades of their systematic persecution and purging, based entirely upon their status as Arabs … leaves no room for doubt.”

Without mention of the October 7 attacks, he calls for establishing an independent Palestine.

“We must support the establishment of a single, democratic secular state in all of historic Palestine, with equal rights for Christians, Muslims, and Jews,” he wrote, adding: “and, therefore, the dismantling of the deeply racist, settler-colonial project and an end to apartheid across the land.”

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Originally posted 2023-11-01 16:08:18.


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