After a visit to Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Israel as part of a 12-day fact-finding mission by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Frank La Rue, the independent United Nations human-rights expert urged authorities in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to lift restrictions to freedom of expression.

He stressed that these are curbing minority views and dissenting opinions, and they prevented journal...

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