In response to the latest reports of a special UN mission to investigate the effects of the settlements on Palestinian Human rights Peace Now released the following statement:
Peace Now General Director Yariv Oppenheimer: “We oppose the council’s creation of a factfinding mission on settlements. We think the [UN] Human Rights Council is not an objective body, Peace Now strongly opposes all Israeli settlement activity and independently monitors it. Settlements are an important issue and they are harming Palestinians human rights. We are very critical of Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank. However the council has taken the issue a few steps further than the truth. We will most certainly not be cooperating with this mission”.