Naim denounces global conference on genocide to be held in Jerusalem, UN officials to participate in

Head of Council on International Relations in Palestine, Dr. Basem Naim, denounced the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) to hold its 5th Global Conference on Genocide at Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, which was constructed on land that Israel forcibly expropriated from Palestinians in East Jerusalem after it militarily occupied the West Bank in 1967.

Naim strongly condemned UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng for participating in the conference who is supposed to deliver a speech. ” How come a UN body seeking to implement human and refugee rights participates in a conference held in an occupation state that practices terrorism and genocide against the Palestinian people for dozens of years!”

In a press release issued by the council Sunday, Naim calls on the (INoGS) to transfer its conference to another place and the participants to boycott the conference. ” You should not award “Israel” for crimes it committed including displacing thousands of Palestinians following dozens of massacres against them in 1948, waging wars on Gaza and imposing tight siege on it till now which can amount to a genocide”, CIR chairman added.

On 26 June, the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) is set to convene its 5th Global Conference on Genocide at Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, which was constructed on land that Israel forcibly expropriated from Palestinians in East Jerusalem after it militarily occupied the West Bank in 1967.