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02 Aug

Amnesty International Targeted with Israeli NSO Cyberweapons

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said, Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures, in the Middle East and beyond. In a 20-page report, Amnesty outlined […]

02 Jun

Amnesty International: Forcible Transfer of Bedouin Village Constitutes War Crime

Amnesty International called upon Israeli authorities, on Friday, to immediately cancel plans to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible eviction of its Bedouin community, describing the Israeli plans as a war crime. Residents of the village are set to be transferred to a site near […]

29 Apr

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the “Great March of Return” protests […]

22 Feb

Amnesty International: Israel Carried Out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says. 2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” […]

13 Sep

Amnesty International’s Tax Benefits to be Revoked by Israel

The Israeli government is set to revoke Amnesty International’s tax benefits in Israel as punishment for the group’s anti-settlement campaign, a move the group said, on Tuesday, was an “ominous sign for the ability of human rights NGOs in Israel to operate freely.” Israeli daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, […]

08 Jun

Amnesty International Launches Pro-BDS Campaign against Settlements

Fifty years into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, NGO Amnesty International announced, on Wednesday, that it was launching a campaign to convince the international community to implement a full boycott of illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied Palestinian territory. “One of the tragedies of […]

17 Apr

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

13 Mar

Amnesty International: Al-Qeeq Release Deal Further Proves Deception of Administrative Detention

Amnesty International claims that the deal signed to release hunger-striking journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq is another piece of evidence regarding the deception of Israel’s administrative detention policy.   Amnesty’s remarks came following an Israeli military court’s approval of an order confirming Al-Qeeq’s detention for three more months, which can be renewed indefinitely. “The […]

31 Aug

Amnesty International: ‘Secret trial’ of Gaza aid worker will not deliver justice

Israeli authorities must ensure that the trial of a detained humanitarian worker employed by the charity “World Vision” is fair and open, said Amnesty International on the eve of his trial, amid reports that the proceedings are due to take place in secret. Mohammed al-Halabi, the manager of Gaza operations […]

15 Jul

Amnesty International Releases Gaza Platform Findings (VIDEO)

Forensic Architecture – The Gaza platform is an innovative new tool being used to investigate human rights abuses. Amnesty International commissioned Goldsmiths University’s Forensic Architecture department to build a unique database using all available satellite imagery, broadcast news and citizen generated footage, stills, tweets, press reports and releases etc generated […]

26 Sep

Amnesty International: ‘Killing Of Hashlamoun Was Extrajudicial Execution’

September 26, 2015 7:10 PM IMEMC News Hebron, International Politics, News Report 0

Amnesty International has reported that it obtained evidence indicating that the killing of Hadeel al-Hashlamoun, 18 years of age, by Israeli soldiers in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on September 22, 2015, was an extrajudicial Al-Hashlamoun was shot dead at a checkpoint in Hebron city; pictures of the […]

09 Dec

New Amnesty International Report: Israel ‘deliberately and wantonly’ targeted residential towers

December 9, 2014 1:39 PM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

A new report from the international human rights group Amnesty International found that Israeli forces deliberately targeted multi-story apartment buildings in Gaza during the latter part of its invasion this past summer, in actions that amount to war crimes.“All the evidence we have shows this large-scale destruction was carried out […]

13 Jul

Amnesty International Calls for UN Investigation, Arms Embargo

Amnesty International has called for a UN-mandated investigation into international violations committed during the ongoing Israeli air strikes across Gaza, including the continuing volley of ‘indiscriminate rocket fire’ from Palestinian armed groups into Israel. It also called on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on the region, […]

27 Feb

Amnesty International Addresses West Bank Killings

Israeli forces are using excessive, reckless violence in the occupied West Bank, killing dozens of Palestinians over the past three years in what might constitute a war crime, Amnesty International said on Thursday.Photo: Israeli army soldiers fire tear gas towards Palestinian demonstrators during clashes in the West Bank village of […]

06 Jun

Amnesty International Calls for the Release of Prisoners

June 6, 2012 2:50 PM Sarah Snobar News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Amnesty International has called on Israel to release all administrative detainees or at least allow them a fair trial.A report issued by Amnesty on Wednesday called on Israel to not use administrative detention as a means to suppress legitimate and non-violent activities. The report also noted that administrative detainees are […]

24 May

Amnesty International: Israel Often Uses Excessive Force, Killed 55 Palestinians in 2011

Haaretz reported today that the Amnesty International 2012 Annual Report for 2011 was released on Wednesday, and detailed violations of human rights worldwide. Among other things, the report is highly critical of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians, charging that the Israel Defense Forces frequently use excessive, sometimes lethal, force against […]

26 May

Amnesty International Demands End To Destruction Of ‘Unrecognized’ Villages In Israel

Amnesty International has called on Israel to cease the demolition of the Bedouin village of al-‘Araqib in the Negev desert in southern Israel.International human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on people to take action to prevent the demolition of the village of al- Araqib to make way for planned […]

19 May

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Into Nakba Killings

Amnesty International has called on the Israeli state to undertake a full, impartial and independent investigation into the Israeli military actions during the Nakba day commemorations. At least 12 people were killed and hundreds injured around the West Bank and on Israel’s borders to Lebanon and Syria and the Gaza […]

18 May

Israeli Human Rights Record Slammed In Amnesty International’s Annual Human Rights Report

Amnesty International’s annual global human rights report for 2011 has slammed Israel’s human rights record both in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The report, which described the human rights revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa as “inspirational”, has condemned Israel’s conduct in multiple areas including the justice […]

18 Jun

Amnesty International Calls For Ending the Siege on Gaza

Amnesty International issued a statement urging Israel to lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip, stating that the siege is a form of collective punishment against 1.4 million Palestinians.Commenting on Israel’s Thursday decision to “ease restrictions on Gaza” by allowing more “civilian goods,” Amnesty said that this decision makes it […]

09 Jan

Amnesty International calls for immediate release of 3 Palestinian non-violent organizers

January 9, 2010 10:27 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The international human rights organization Amnesty International issued a press release Friday saying that Israeli authorities must immediately release, or bring before a fair trial, three Palestinian human rights activists detained in Israel following their protests against the construction of the West Bank wall.In a letter sent to Ehud Barak, […]

23 May

Amnesty International report highlights worsening conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Amnesty International, the renowned human rights group, has slammed the actions of the Israeli administration in the Palestinian Territories throughout 2006, stating that “Palestinians in the Occupied Territories suffered wide-ranging human rights abuses and humanitarian conditions deteriorated significantly due to military and punitive economic actions by Israel, cuts in international […]

17 Feb

Amnesty International Calls on Palestinian Leaders to Ensure Protection for Civilians

Amnesty International called yesterday on Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas and his Prime Minister, Ismail Haniya, to ensure protection for Palestinian civilians is on the upcoming agenda of the expected national unity government. Amnesty’s General Secretary, Irene Khan, submitted a letter to both Palestinian leaders, recommending the installation of security forces […]

25 Nov

Amnesty International head to visit Palestine

Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, is to head a delegation to Lebanon, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to assess the human rights situation in the area following the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah and other recent developments in the region, said a press release by Amnesty published […]

23 Aug

UN, Amnesty International Reports: Israel Committed War Crimes in Lebanon

August 23, 2006 2:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

The UN Development Agency has reported that Lebanon’s 15-year economic and social recovery from civil war was wiped out in the recent Israeli offensive against Hezbollah.  As well, a report by Amnesty International, whose delegates monitored the fighting in both Israel and Lebanon, was released Wednesday.  It accuses Israel of […]

02 Jul

Amnesty International: Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip are war crimes

PNN is reprinting the latest report released by Amnesty International under the title, “Deliberate attacks a war crime” as Israeli forces continue the onslaught on the Gaza Strip. “Deliberate attacks by Israeli forces against civilian property and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip violate international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes, […]

18 Mar

Amnesty International Calls On Israel to End Settlement, stop Construction of Wall

International human rights organization Amnesty International called on Israel to cease the expansion of settlements and the construction of the Annexation Wall in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in a letter sent to all Israeli candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Amnesty International saidin the letter,"These practices are regarded […]

28 Mar

Amnesty Calls on Arab Leaders to Press for an International Force in Palestine

Amnesty International has called on the Arab leaders, ahead of their  summit meeting in Saudi Arabia due Wednesday, to lobby for the deployment of an international monitoring force throughout the occupied Palestinian territories. An Amnesty statement confirmed that the due Arab summit should push forward the establishment of a United […]

19 Feb

AMNESTY: Separation Wall Violates International Law

February 19, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Separation Wall a violation to the International Law, thisIMEMC Staff & agencies, February 19, 2004 AMNESTY released a statement today declaring that it conceders the Separation Wall a violation to the International Law, this announcement comes only one day after the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva released a similar statement […]

04 Oct

Palestinians Call on EU to Halt Normalization Programs and End Complicity With Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights and International Law

October 3, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Europe The European Union’s program “Israeli and Palestinian Young Leaders at the European Parliament” cynically aims at reducing 70 years of Palestinian suffering under Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism, military occupation and apartheid to a “conflict” that can […]

03 Oct

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]

10 Sep

Over 140 International Artists Boycott Eurovision in Solidarity with Palestinians

More than 100 global artists, including many famous singers and musicians, have signed a statement called for the boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. In a letter to the paper published on Friday, the artists said they were responding to an appeal by Palestinian artists calling on […]

10 May

Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking of Siege Appeals to International Community to Save Gaza

In a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Palestinian Ministry of Information, the Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege appealed the international community, at all levels, to urgently intervene on behalf of the Palestinian people in obtaining their basic human rights, […]

26 Aug

Amnesty: Israel Banning Palestinian Protests for 50 years

For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones,  Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday, according to WAFA. Marking 50 years since Israel issued Military Order […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

06 Nov

USAID Provides $100m to PA, Settlements Condemned Internationally

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced, today, a U.S. contribution of $100 million in budget support for the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an official press release.WAFA reports that, in a ceremony at the Office of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Minister of Finance Shukri Bishara, U.S. Consul […]

02 Sep

UN & Amnesty Denounce Recent Israeli Land Grab

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has joined international figures in publicly denouncing Israel’s recent announcement that it will confiscate approximately 1,000 acres of Palestinian-owned land near the illegal Gush Etzion settlement area.“The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, […]

21 Aug

Israel Bans International Human Rights Workers from Gaza

August 21, 2014 12:15 PM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Since beginning its assault on the Gaza Strip on July 8th, Israeli officials have prevented human rights observers and experts employed by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch from entering Gaza to conduct independent investigations.Both groups are known worldwide for their work in exposing human rights abuses, and both groups […]

10 Aug

Israel Deliberately Attacking Medical Workers in Gaza, Amnesty Says

Since the military offensive in Gaza began a month ago, Israeli fire has killed at least six ambulance workers and 13 aid workers while they were attempting to rescue injured people or retrieve the dead, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. 08/09/2014 | The Electronic Intifada | Charlotte Silver […]

11 Jun

Amnesty: Israel Must Overturn Travel Ban on Vanunu

The Israeli government’s refusal to allow whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who leaked details of the country’s nuclear arsenal to the international media in 1986, to leave the country for even three days to attend events in the UK next week is entirely unjustified, said Amnesty International. 10 June 2014 | Alternative […]

27 May

Amnesty Urges PA to Drop Criminal Charges Against Activists

Amnesty International has urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges filed against four BDS activists detained since April. According to Ma’an News Agency, PA security officers and men in civilian clothes attacked and arrested Zaid Shuaibi, Fajer Harb, Fadi Quran, and Abed al-Fatah Hamayel during a peaceful protest in Ramallah’s […]

17 May

Amnesty Condemns Israel’s ‘Reckless Killings’

International human rights group Amnesty International has condemned Israel’s military for the murder of two Palestinian youth during a protest on Nakba Day.Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned Israel’s military for the murder of two Palestinian youth during a protest on Nakba Day. ‘Israeli forces have displayed continuing recklessness […]

10 May

Rights Groups Urge Abbas to Strengthen International Ties

A number of human rights groups from Addameer Prisoner Support to Amnesty International are urging Palestinian officials to sign up with the International Criminal Court.Seventeen local and international human rights organizations have signed a joint letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, urging him to go forward in anchoring the country’s status […]

23 May

AMNESTY: “Israel, Palestinian Fighters, Committed War Crimes”

AMNESTY International issued a report on the Israeli war on Gaza, in November of 2012, and statedthat its investigations conducted that both Israel and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, violated international humanitarian law, and committed war crimes.AMNESTY said that Israel’s “Pillar Of Defense” military offensive on Gaza, targeted civilian residential […]

31 Aug

AMNESTY Denounces Verdict In Rachel Corrie’s Case

AMNESTY International issued a statement, on Wednesday, denouncing the Israeli court ruling in the case of the murder of American Peace Activists, Rachel Corrie, in Rafah in 2003. The court ruled that the soldier, who crushed her to death with his bulldozer, was not at fault.“The verdict continues the pattern […]

05 Apr

Human Rights Group: ‘A Dark Day For International Justice’

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement Wednesday expressing its extreme disappointment following the decision by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to open an investigation on the situation in Palestine. The following is the statement by PCHR: This situation has […]

14 Dec

Amnesty Claims House Demolitions Have Doubled In 2011

December 14, 2011 1:01 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Amnesty International, along with 19 other human rights organizations, reported that the rate of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel 2011 is double the rate of 2010, with over 1,000 Palestinians being displaced this year. Amnesty warned that there is a serious escalation in the construction and expansion of settlements, in […]

13 Oct

Amnesty Asks Canada To Apprehend Bush

Amnesty International, leading human rights group, issued an appeal to the Canadian authorities on Wednesday to apprehend former American president George W. Bush when he enters the country next week to participate in an economic summit in British Colombia. Amnesty International stated that Canada should either prosecute or extradite Bush […]

10 Feb

Amnesty Lobbies for Justice for Gazans

February 10, 2011 3:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Amnesty International has announced that it will lobby the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding justice for the victims of Operation Cast Lead, according to reports from the Alternative Information Centre.Operation Cast Lead continued from 27th December 2008 until the 18th January 2009. According to Israeli human right’s organization, […]

11 Jul

Palestinian collaborators fess up during Hamas’ 60 days of amnesty

As the 60 day period offered by Hamas for collaborators with Israel to give themselves up without consequences, Hamas officials announced that a number of collaborators had given themselves up, and are being “dealt with in closed circles so as not to harm their reputations”.Israeli forces have been documented on […]

19 Jan

Hamas Welcomes Amnesty Report

January 19, 2010 1:39 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, welcomed the report of Amnesty International in which it demanded Israel to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip, and stated that the siege leaves more than 1.4 million Palestinians cut off from the outside world and struggling with desperate poverty. Palestinian Legislator of the Hamas […]

28 Oct

Amnesty: “Israel Denying Palestinians Access To Water”

October 28, 2009 9:44 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Amnesty International published a report accusing Israel of denying the Palestinians the right to access water resources, and is carrying discriminatory policies against the Palestinians by denying them access to shared water resources. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/oct2009/water_1.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here Amnesty International published a report accusing Israel of denying the […]

04 Oct

AMNESTY calls for referring Goldstone report to the Security Council

October 4, 2009 12:50 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

AMNESTY International called on Saturday on UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to refer the Gaza war report of Judge Richard Goldstone to the United Nations Security Council without any further delays and to take immediate steps to implement its recommendations. AMNESTY added that it was concerned over the decision to […]

27 Mar

AMNESTY: “Army denies cancer patient vital treatment”

March 27, 2008 5:29 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

AMNESTY International issued a press release on Wednesday stating that the Israeli army barred resident Karima Abu Dalal, 34, from leaving the Gaza Strip in order to receive medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.AMNESTY stated that Israel must allow Abu Dalal to leave the Gaza Strip in order to obtain […]

05 Jun

Amnesty: Israel killed more than 650 Palestinians in 2006

In May the human rights group Amnesty International released its 2007 report on “Israel and the Occupied Territories,” summarising 2006. During the year Israel killed more than 650 Palestinians, which is “a threefold increase in killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces.” 120 of the murdered Palestinians were children. The high […]

04 Jun

Amnesty report harshly criticizes 40 years of Israeli occupation

In a special report published on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories Monday, Amnesty International accused Israel of widespread human rights abuses. Urging Israel to dismantle its illegal Wall and lift its regime of roadblocks in the West Bank, it said these […]

08 Dec

Amnesty Secretary General visits Bil’in, observes weekly protest

Dozens of Palestinian residents, Israeli and International peace activists held their weekly protest in Bil'in village, West of Ramallah, against the Israeli Annexation Wall. Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International visited the village and the construction site of the Wall. Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against […]

05 Jul

Some World Response:Switzerland, Amnesty, Physicians Condemn Israeli War Crimes

Switzerland said Monday that Israel has been violating international law in its Gaza offensive by heavy destruction and endangering civilians in acts of collective punishment that are banned under the Geneva conventions on the conduct of warfare   "There is no doubt that has not taken the precautions required of […]

24 May

Amnesty report: Israel turns blind eye to attacks on Palestinians

Israeli security forces and settlers are being allowed to perpetrate abuses against Palestinians with no real fear of being brought to justice, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. The failure of the authorities to bring prosecutions against Israeli citizens was in marked contrast however with the pursuit of Palestinians […]

04 Oct

JCDHR calls on Israel to end its violations to the international law

October 4, 2005 8:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Jerusalem Center for Democracy and Human Rights (JCDHR) called on Israel to end its violations to the International Law and human rights, and to stop the construction of the Separation Wall in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The JCDHR said that Israel should comply with articles number 133, 152.and […]

25 May

Amnesty charges Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity

Amnesty International accused Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity in an annual report published Wednesday morning. The report revealed that during the past year, Israeli army soldiers have killed more than 700 Palestinians and among them over 150 children. According to the report, most of the deaths were […]

25 Apr

Amnesty: Israel turning a blind eye to settlers atrocities

Amnesty International called on Israel on Monday to take action against West Bank settlers who have been poisoning Palestinians’ livestock. In an issued statement, Amnesty said that over a period of several weeks, Jewish settlers have spread toxic chemicals on Palestinian fields south of the West Bank city of Hebron, […]

31 Mar

AMNESTY: `“Palestinian women suffer from violence`

AMNESTY International said in a report released on Thursday morning that the Palestinian women are suffering from violence carried out by the Israeli army and in their societies. The report revealed that Palestinian women are increasingly becoming the victims of escalating violence practiced against them in the Palestinian society and […]

26 May

Amnesty: Israel commits War Crimes against the Palestinians

The Amnesty Annual report for the year 2003 to be published Wednesday shows that there are 100 children among the 600 Palestinians Israel killed in the year 2003 by the Israeli army. ‘600 Palestinians, most of them were unarmed including 100 children were killed by Israeli military fire. Around 90 […]

19 May

Amnesty Report: Israel is Guilty of War Crimes

guilty of war crimes and grave violations of Geneva Convention inGeorge Rishmawi-IMEMC, May 19, 2004 Amnesty International, the Human Rights Group, has charged Israel guilty of war crimes and grave violations of Geneva Convention in its demolition of a mass number of Palestinian houses in the West Bank and Gaza […]

08 Sep

Amnesty: Separation Wall Crippling Palestinian Economy

September 8, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

based human rights group Amnesty International, concluded that theIMEMC & Agencies, September 8, 2003 A new report titled “Surviving under Siege” published by the London based human rights group Amnesty International, concluded that the construction of the separation wall was deepening the crippling economic impact on Palestinians. The report stated […]

01 Oct

Spanish Football Team ‘Real Madrid’ Honors Teenaged Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi, who was imprisoned for eight months this year for slapping an Israeli soldier after her cousin was shot in the head, was honored Sarurday by the Real Madrid football team in Spain. Real Madrid is one of the most well-known football teams in the world, with many football […]

20 Sep

Apartheid is Always Bitter! A Palestinian Appeal to Chefs to Withdraw from Round Tables in Tel Aviv

09/19/18 PACBI   We, the undersigned workers’, womens’ and farmer’s associations, appeal to chefs to cancel their participation in Round Tables 2018, scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from November 9-23. It is an attempt to whitewash Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Several world-renowned chefs withdrew from […]

09 Sep

Celebrities Call for Boycott of Israel Eurovision

(photo: Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters) Directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno, are among the high profile figures calling for a boycott of a Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. A letter published in The Guardian backed an appeal from Palestinian artists to […]

01 Sep

Shattered Limbs, Broken Dreams: Life for Gaza Athletes after Surviving Israeli Bullets

Maha Hussaini & Mohammed A Alhajjar When Raed Jadallah rode the waves of the Mediterranean sea on his surfboard, he was able to transcend the limitations placed on his life forced upon him, as he is a Palestinian living in the besieged Gaza Strip. During some stolen moments of time, […]

28 Aug

Civil Statement: Labour Party Must Reject Biased IHRA Definition That Stifles Advocacy For Palestinian Rights

Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights. Welcoming the significant growth in recent years […]

09 Aug

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

04 Aug

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians’ non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]

28 Jul

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

18 Jul

How Israel Silences Palestine in EU Circles

by Issam Aruri The Israeli propaganda machine works internationally to undermine the role of Palestinian NGOs which disclose Israeli violations of international law, and maintain the well-being of Palestinian people. Imagine the following: a toxic op-ed is published that defames your organisation. You contact the website on which it features […]

26 Jun

BDS: Palestinians Reply to Adidas

Adidas responded to the March 12, 2018 letter from more than 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations demanding that Adidas drops its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which hosts  clubs based in Israel’s illegal settlements. We welcome Adidas’ commitment to “uphold human rights standards and norms,” and its call on FIFA […]

African Refugees (image from Amnesty International)
21 Jun

Report: Israel’s Deportation of African Asylum-Seekers – Forced and Illegal

June 21, 2018 12:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

The Israeli government’s transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers is cruel and illegal, Amnesty International said today, as it released a new report titled Forced and Unlawful: Israel’s Deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers to Uganda.  In October 2017, Israel announced that it would start deporting Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to […]

17 Jun

Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights Advocate Speaks on His Torture and Abuse by PA Security (VIDEO)

Laith Abu Zeyad, a longtime Palestinian prisoners’ rights advocate and a staff member with Amnesty International in occupied Palestine, was one of over 40 Palestinians – mostly youth – seized on Wednesday night, 13 June, during a march to lift the Palestinian Authority’s sanctions on Gaza. He was subject not only to political […]

09 Jun

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

“[BDS] campaigns around the world present the most promising way to overcome the failure of world governments to stand up to Israel’s intransigence and lawless behavior”. — Stephane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Despite the growing number of cancellations facing Pop-Kultur Berlin festival due to the Israeli […]

01 Jun

Boycott of Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival Gains Momentum with New Cancellations

Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call. Five artists had already cancelled their participation prior to the start of the festival, which runs between May 31 and June 9. With the latest cancellations, from two […]

25 May

Shakira Urged to Cancel Israeli Performance

Dozens of Palestinian cultural organizations and local administrations are urging Grammy Award-winning pop star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira to cancel her show in Israel. A letter released by the  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) reads as follows: Occupied Palestine, 24 May 2018 Dear Shakira, […]

15 May

Palestinians on US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem & 70 Years of the Ongoing Nakba

May 14, 2018 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Reversing decades of US foreign policy, the Trump administration is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today. The move coincides with Israel’s celebration of its establishment on the ruins of the towns and villages from which the majority of […]

08 May

Are Israeli Snipers Who Shoot Palestinian Protesters In Gaza Really Protecting Their Border?

Israeli snipers have been shooting Palestinian protesters within the Gaza Strip, claiming that, in doing so, they are protecting Israel’s borders and sovereignty. Is their claim genuine? Since 30 March, hundreds of Israeli soldiers, including a reported 100 snipers stationed along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, have been […]

03 May

Palestinians Face Explosive Bullets, Dangerous Gas Bombs (VIDEO)

~Mersiha Gadzo By the time he was transferred to Istishari Arab Hospital, in Ramallah, after undergoing seven surgeries in Gaza, there was nothing doctors could do to save his left leg. It had to be amputated, unbeknown to al-Zaieem, 22, who was unconscious at the time. “No one dared to tell […]

02 May

Army Refuses to Disclose Engagement Policy on Gaza Protesters

The Israeli occupation army has refused to disclose their rules for opening fire on Palestinian protesters along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. The refusal came after a petition filed by a number of Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, to the Israeli High […]

26 Mar

UN Special Rapporteur: Israel “In Profound Breach” of Palestinians’ Right to Health

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territory, occupied since 1967, Professor Michael Lynk, has found Israel to be “in profound breach of the right to health with respect to the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” in his latest report released this week. As the occupying power, Israel is […]

08 Mar

The Tale of Two Billboards : Ahed Tamimi and the 350 Child Prisoners Held by Israel

(Billboards are located on Interstate 95 in CT. One is in Bridgeport, CT and the other is in Stratford, Ct.) Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over […]

23 Feb

Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes South of Nablus

Israeli settlers, Friday, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, under Israeli forces’ protection, said local sources. Sources told WAFA that settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Har Bracha attacked homes located in the eastern part of the town before they […]

15 Feb

Over 10 Million Indian Women Demand Freedom For Ahed Tamimi, Endorse BDS

As Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenaged girl enduring unjust detention in an Israeli prison, began her trial this week, major organizations from the Indian women’s movement, representing over 10 million Indian women, demand her release alongside all Palestinian child prisoners. These organizations have also heeded the call by Palestinian women to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, […]

03 Feb

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

02 Feb

Bassem Tamimi to His Daughter Ahed on Her Birthday: “It is your smile that will bring us towards a brighter future.”

photo: Bassem and Ahed Tamimi support the campaign to free Georges Abdallah at the September 2017 conference on Palestinian women and resistance. Bassem Tamimi, the father of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (and the husband of Nariman Tamimi, imprisoned alongside their daughter) issued a powerful message on his Facebook account on 2 February, […]

30 Jan

Court Extends Remand Detention of Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 30, 2018 7:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court extended the remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. […]

26 Jan

French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Detainees Published in “Le Monde”

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public […]

26 Jan

New Orleans City Council Rescinds Universal Human Rights Resolution Due to Backlash Over Inclusion of Palestinians

Yesterday, the New Orleans City Council rescinded a universal human rights resolution, R-18-5, under intense pressure from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO), simply because the resolution was introduced by a Palestine solidarity group which framed the resolution as a victory for Palestinian rights […]

25 Jan

NGOs Urge U.S. to Immediately Restore UN Funding

photo: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vetos an Egyptian-drafted resolution regarding recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem, during the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 18, 2017. […]

19 Jan

Major Digital Activism Forum Attended by Hundreds in Palestine

Almost 300 hundred people attended the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah, this week, on 17 January, 2018. The event was was hosted by 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement. The Forum was a day-long event, comprising panel discussions and Q&A sessions as well as interactive […]

12 Jan

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

09 Jan

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza (1/4)

In his groundbreaking new book, “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israel, with U.S. backing, has caused a “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza, and that international human rights groups have failed to uphold justice for its besieged people. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the […]

20 Dec

Rights Organizations Urge Palestinian Authority to Amend Cyber-crime Legislation

Amnesty International, Avaaz, Human Rights Watch, and 7amleh: The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media said in a joint letter to Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Salah Alayan, Palestinian authorities should amend the cyber-crime law to bring it in line with their international legal obligations. The Justice Ministry has […]